Philippines September 8 Public Holiday Signed Into Law
Source:Philippine Information Agency (Manila)
Posted: Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Philippines' President, Rodrigo Duterte, has signed into law, Republic Act No. 11370, which declares September 8 of every year, as a special working holiday to commemorate the birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary
The aforementioned Republic Act No. 11370, declaring September 8 as a new annual special working holiday in the Philippines, originated last year, in the Philippines House of Representatives, where it was voted, late last year (2018-12-30), on final reading.
The Philippines Senate, in turn, unanimously approved the bill which would declare September 8 as a new annual special working holiday to commemorate the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, late last spring (2019-05-21).
The year before that (2017-12-17, 2017-12-22, 2017-05-03), Philippines President, Rodrigo Duterte, signed into law Republic Act 10966 which implements the House Bill 5241 and Senate Bill 1430, declaring December 8 as a new annual non-working public holiday in the Philippines on account of the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.
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