Palace declares Dec. 26 and Jan. 2 as Special Non-working holidays
Malacañang has declared Dec. 26, 2016 and January 2, 2017 as special non-working days in the country to “give the people full opportunity to celebrate the holidays with their families and loved ones.”
The declaration was made through Proclamation No. 117 released on Wednesday and signed by acting executive secretary Menardo Guevarra.
Dec. 25 or Christmas Day and Jan. 1 or New Year’s Day are regular holidays in the country. Both fall on a Sunday.
“WHEREAS, 25 December 2016 (Christmas Day) and 1 January 2017 (New Years Day) both fall on a Sunday and are regular holidays throughout the country;”
WHEREAS, the declaration of 26 December 2016 and 2 January 2017, both falling on a Monday, as special (non-working) days will give the people full opportunity to celebrate the holidays with their families and loved ones.
“WHEREAS, a longer weekend promotes domestic tourism and enables employers to plan their work schedules effectively and efficiently, resulting in improved productivity,” the proclamation added.
The presidential palace also directed the Department of Labor and Employment to issue appropriate circular to implement the proclamation for the private sector.
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