February 6, 2023

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President Marcos Declares December 26 As A Special Non-Working Day

December 26 is Special Non-Working Day. President Marcos signs Proclamation No. 115.

PRESIDENT MARCOS – Through Proclamation No. 115, President Bongbong Marcos declares December 26 as a Special Non-Working Day.

Pres. Ferdinand Marcos Jr. issues Proclamation No. 115 declaring Dec. 26, 2022, the day after Christmas, as a special non-working day throughout the country. This is to give the people “the full opportunity to celebrate the holiday with their families and loved ones”.

In the document released, the declaration also seeks longer time for the people to spend with their family. It says, “A longer weekend will encourage families to get together and strengthen their relationship towards a more productive environment, and will promote tourism.”

Christmas Day this year, which is a regular holiday, falls on a Sunday.

The president also ordered the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) to release the appropriate circular to implement the proclamation for the private sector.

January 1, 2023, is a regular holiday under Proclamation 90 and in the same proclamation, January 2, 2023, is declared an additional special non-working day, this day falls on a Monday. The declaration is made “in consideration of the Filipino tradition of visiting relatives and spending time with their families for this occasion.”

Meanwhile, check out below the list of regular holidays for 2023:

Jan. 1 (Sunday) – New Year’s Day 

April 10 (Monday nearest April 9) – Araw ng Kagitingan 

April 6 – Maundy Thursday

April 7 – Good Friday

May 1 (Monday) – Labor Day 

June 12 (Monday) – Independence Day 

Aug. 28 (Last Monday of August) – National Heroes Day 

Nov. 27 (Monday nearest Nov. 30) – Bonifacio Day

Dec. 25 (Monday) – Christmas Day

Dec. 30 – Rizal Day


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