#WalangPasok: February 28, March 2, 7, 8, 17, 21, 22, 24 and 27, 2017 special holiday in selected areas

MANILA, Philippines - (Updated as of March 19) Malacañang Palace has declared February 28, March 2,7,8,17, 21, 22 and 24, 2017 as special non-working holiday in selected areas for the celebration of important events.

February 28, March 2, 7, 8, 17, 21 and 24, 2017 special holiday in selected areas

Acting Executive Secretary Menardo I. Guevarra through the authority of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte signed proclamations No. 152-160, declaring special non-working day in Escalante City in Negros Occidental, La Union, Samal City, Basilan, Tayug in Pangasinan, Calapan City in Oriental Mindoro, Tangub City, Compostela Valley and Tabaco City in Albay.

#WalangPasok List: Palace declares February 2017 special holiday in some areas

Proclamation No. 152: Escalante City, Negros Occidental will celebrate Charter Day on Tuesday, February 28.

Proclamation No. 153: Celebration of the 167th Founding Anniversary of La Union Province on Thursday, March 2.

Proclamation No. 154: Celebration of the Charter Anniversary of the Island Garden City of Samal on Tuesday, March 7.

Proclamation No. 155: Celebration of the 43rd Founding Anniversary of the Province of Basilan on Tuesday, March 7.

Proclamation No. 156: Founding Anniversary of the Municipality of Tayug, Pangasinan on Friday, March 17.

Proclamation No. 157: Celebration of the 19th Founding Anniversary of the City of Calapan, Oriental Mindoro on Tuesday, March 21.

Proclamation No. 158: Celebration of the Charter Day in the City of Tangub on Tuesday, February 28.

Proclamation No. 159: Celebration of 19th Foundation Anniversary and the 10th Bulawan Festival of the Province of Compostela Valley on Wednesday, March 8.

Proclamation No. 160: Celebration of the Foundation Anniversary of the City of Tabaco, Province of Albay on Friday, March 24.

Proclamation No. 181: Observance of the 148th birth anniversary of Gen. Emilio F. Aguinaldo, a revolutionary leader and the country’s first president, on March 22 (Wedneday) in Cavite.

OTHER SPECIAL HOLIDAYS PER REPUBLIC ACT (waiting for official proclamation this year):

Republic Act No. 9191: March 1 of every year is hereby declared a special non-working holiday in the City of Muntinlupa to be known as “Muntinlupa City Charter Day” in order to commemorate the Charter Anniversary of the said city.

Republic Act No. 7551: March 16 of every year as "Araw ng Davao," a special non-working public holiday in Davao City

Republic Act No. 7679: An act declaring March 27 (Monday this 2017) of every year a special non-working public holiday in San Juan City to commemorate the anniversary and formation as an independent municipality by virtue of Philippine Commission Act No. 1625.

Special Holiday Area Celebration
February 28 (Tuesday) Escalante City, Negros Occidental Charter Day
February 28 (Tuesday) Tangub City Charter Day
March 1 (Wednesday) Muntinlupa City Muntinlupa City Charter Day
March 2 (Thursday) La Union 167th Founding Anniversary
March 7 (Tuesday) Island Garden City of Samal Charter Anniversary
March 7 (Tuesday) Basilan Province 43rd Founding Anniversary
March 8 (Wednesday) Compostela Valley 10th Bulawan Festival
March 16 (Thurday) Davao City Araw ng Davao
March 17 (Friday) Tayug, Pangasinan Founding Anniversary
March 21 (Tuesday) Calapan, Oriental Mindoro 9th Founding Anniversary
March 22 (Wednesday) Cavite Province Araw ng Cavite
March 24 (Friday) Tabaco City, Albay Foundation Anniversary
March 27 (Monday) San Juan City Araw ng San Juan


Resolution No. 2017-324 and 330 declaring March 3 and 7, 2017 as official non-working holidays in the Municipality of Sto. Tomas, Batangas for the Mahaguyog Festival and for the Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas.

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.

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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