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Earlier today, Philippines President, Rodrigo Duterte, issued Proclamation 479 declaring Monday, May 14, 2018, as a special non-working public holiday throughout the Philippines on account of the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections.
The aforementioned Proclamation 479, signed by Philippines' Presidential Executive Secretary, Salvador Medialdea, declaring an additional non-working public holiday in the Philippines on Monday, May 14, 2018, is in addition to the list of 2018 non-working public holidays in the Philippines, as set out in Proclamation No. 269, s. 2017, released last summer (2017-07-19).
Note that normally, these elections occur every 3 years, and are usually accompanied by the declaration of a one-off public holiday in the Philippines (2013-10-04, 2013-10-01, 2010-10-26, 2010-10-07, 2010-10-03, and 2007-10-17), and the upcoming May 14, 2018, Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections were supposed to be held in late 2016, but were twice postponed, once to 2017 and a second time to 2018.
Similar electoral public holidays were declared on the occasion of the other past elections (2013-04-23, 2010-03-18, 2007-04-25 and 2004-05-06).
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