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Philippines Mulls May 9 Electoral Public Holiday

Source: Philippine Information Agency (Manila)
Posted: Thursday, April 28, 2022
Most recent follow-up news item: May 5, 2022


The Philippines Commission on Elections (Comelec) has issued the Comelec Resolution No. 10784 asking President Rodrigo Duterte to declare Monday, May 9, 2022, as a public holiday to give voters the chance to participate in the national and local polls being held on that date.

As per the aforementioned resolution, "the Commission on Elections, by virtue of the powers vested in it by the Constitution, the Omnibus Election Code, and other election laws, resolved, as it hereby resolves, to request His Excellency President Rodrigo Roa Duterte to declare May 9, 2022, as a special non-working holiday all throughout the country in connection with the national and local elections".

Public holidays were declared on the occasion of the past elections (2016-04-27, 2013-04-23, 2010-03-18, 2007-04-25 and 2004-05-06), and the declaration of Monday, May 9, 2022, as an additional special public non-working holiday would amend the list of 2022 public holidays in the Philippines, as released last autumn (2021-10-29), in Proclamation No.1236, s.2021.



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