Pnoy announces 2013 official holiday list in the Philippines



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Philippines - President Benigno "Noynoy"  Aquino III declared a total of 10 regular holidays, 6 special non-working days and 1 special holiday (for school) for 2013, Malacañang announced on the first day of September 2012 through Proclamation 459 s. 2012.
 
 The proclamation was in accordance with Republic Act (RA) No. 9492, dated July 24, 2007, amended Section 26, Chapter 7, Book I of Executive Order (EO) No. 292, also known as the Administrative Code of 1987, by declaring certain days (specific or movable) as special or regular holidays.

EDSA Revolution Anniversary will be special holiday for schools February 25, Monday. EDSA People Power Revolution which restored and ushered political, social and economic reforms in the country, serves as an inspiration to Filipinos everywhere as a nation and as a people.

Saturday, March 30, 2013 falls between Good Friday and Easter Sunday; Black Saturday, falling between Good Friday and Easter Sunday, has been traditionally declared a special (non-working) day throughout the country because the observance of Holy Week is one of our people’s most cherished traditions and they must be given the full and uninterrupted opportunity to ponder on the significance of Holy Week and to properly observe its traditions with religious fervor, without prejudice to public interest.

In order to foster closer family ties and enable our countrymen to observe Christmas more meaningfully, it is declared December 24, (Tuesday) as an additional special (non-working) day throughout the country.

The proclamation, signed by the President on Aug. 16, shall take effect immediately and the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) shall promulgate its implementing guidelines.

Based on the announcement, there will be four (4) long weekends for 3013: March 28 to 31, Aug. 24 to 26, Nov.1 to 3 and Dec. 28 to Jan.1, 2014.
 
 
SECTION 1. The following regular holidays and special days for the year 2013 shall be observed in the country:

Jan. 1, New Year’s Day (Tuesday)
March 28, Maundy Thursday
March 29, Good Friday
April 9, Araw ng Kagitingan (Tuesday)
May 1, Labor Day (Wednesday)
June 12, Independence Day (Wednesday)
Aug. 26, National Heroes’ Day (last Monday of August)
Nov. 30, Bonifacio Day (Saturday)
Dec. 25, Christmas Day (Wednesday)
Dec. 30, Rizal Day (Monday)

The full list of the special nonworking days includes:
March 30, Black Saturday
Aug. 21, Ninoy Aquino Day (Wednesday)
Nov. 1, All Saints’ Day (Friday)
Nov. 2, All Souls’ Day (Saturday)
Dec. 24, Christmas’ Eve (Tuesday)
Dec. 31, New Year’s Eve (Tuesday)  

C. Special Holiday (for all schools)

EDSA Revolution Anniversary
February 25 (Monday)


 


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