October 26, 2012 is a Holiday in the Philippines
Another Holiday Good News: Malacañang declared October 26, 2012, a Friday, a holiday in the Philippines!!!
So this means TWO long weekend holidays for the Philippines in the coming weeks: October 26 (Friday) is Eidul Adha, Feast of Sacrifice; November 1 (Thursday) is All Saints Day and November 2 (Friday) is an additional special non-working day (see Holidays in the Philippines 2012 list)
Quoting the Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines
Proclamation No. 488, s. 2012
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
PROCLAMATION NO. 488
DECLARING FRIDAY, 26 OCTOBER 2012, AS A REGULAR HOLIDAY THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY, IN OBSERVANCE OF EIDUL ADHA (FEAST OF SACRIFICE)
WHEREAS, Republic Act No. 9849 provides that Eidul Adha shall be celebrated as a regular holiday;
WHEREAS, Eidul Adha is one of the two greatest feasts of Islam;
WHEREAS, the date of the festival is based on the declaration made by Saudi Arabia’s highest religious body;
WHEREAS, the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) recommended that the observance of Eidul Adha be on 26 October 2012 and the Eidul Adha prayer be performed on the final declaration of the Saudi Government;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, BENIGNO S. AQUINO III, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby declare Friday, 26 October 2012, as a regular holiday throughout the country, in observance of Eidul Adha (Feast of Sacrifice).
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the Republic of the Philippines to be affixed.
Done in the City of Manila, this 9th day of October, in the year of Our Lord, Two Thousand and Twelve.
(Sgd.) BENIGNO S. AQUINO III
By the President:
(Sgd) PAQUITO N. OCHOA JR.
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To know the list of Philippines Holidays in 2013 kindly visit my Philippines Holidays 2013 post.