#WalangPasok: October 20, 27, 28, 2017 special holiday declared in selected areas


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MANILA, Philippines — There will be no classes and work in selected areas for the specific dates of October 2017 (20, 27 and 28) to give way for the celebration of local events, Malacañang Palace declared.

#WalangPasok: October 20, 27, 28, 2017 special holiday declared in selected areas

Local holidays were proclaimed by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte through Executive Secretary Salvador C. Medialdea.

Proclamation numbers 323-326 declare special non-working day in the following areas: Angeles City, Pampanga; Negros Oriental; Mati City, Davao Oriental and Dingle, Province of Iloilo.

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Proclamation No. 323: Special non-working holiday in Angeles City on Friday, October 27, 2017 for Tigtigan Terakan Keng Dalan, a festival which symbolizes the resilience of the people during the Mt. Pinatubo eruption. This was requested by the city mayor for the people of the city to participate on this event.

Proclamation No. 324: Special non-working holiday in the Province of Negros Oriental on Friday, October 20 for the celebration of Buglasan Festival.

Proclamation No. 325: Special non-working holiday in the City of Mati, Davao Oriental on Friday, October 27 for the celebration of the 17th Sambuokan Festival. This was requested by the Sangguniang Panlungsod ng Mati.

Proclamation No. 326: Special non-working holiday in the municipality of Dingle, Province of Iloilo on Saturday, October 28 as requested by the Office of the Sangguniang Bayan. This is in celebration of the First Battle Cry of Revolution against Spain happened in 1898 in Barrio Lincud.

Special Holiday Area Celebration
October 20 (Friday) Negros Oriental Province Buglasan Festival
October 27 (Friday) Mati, Davao Oriental 17th Sambuokan Festival
October 27 (Friday) Angeles City Tigtigan Terakan Keng Dalan
October 28 (Saturday) Dingle, Province of Iloilo First Battle Cry of Revolution against Spain

Meanwhile, a special non-working holiday was also declared (Proclamation No. 327) in Muntinlupa on December 19, which would mark the 100th anniversary of the city as an independent local government unit.

Malacañang Palace said that it is proper that the people on the said areas be given full opportunity to celebrate and participate in the occasion with appropriate ceremonies.

READ: Holidays, Observances in the Philippines for 2017

As defined in the Administrative Code of 1987, Book III, Chapter 2, Section 4, Proclamations are "acts of the President fixing a date or declaring a status or condition of public moment or interest, upon the existence of which the operation of a specific law or regulation is made to depend, shall be promulgated in proclamations which shall have the force of an executive order."

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