It’s official now: June 20, 2011 is a holiday in the Philippines.
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According to Proclamation No. 154, June 19, 2011 marks the 150th birth anniversary of Dr. Jose Rizal, and since this date falls on a Sunday, the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) requested that the next day June 20, 2011, be declared as special non-working holiday for the ceremonies and celebration.
To know about Proclamation No. 154, kindly visit Batangas Today.
Hat tip to Pinoy Ambisyoso for the heads up.