Yehey! Another long holiday for the Philippines! Yes folks, October 31 (Monday) and November 1 (Tuesday) are holidays!!!
Malacañang Palace officially declared that October 31, 2011, Monday a special non-working holiday in the entire country.
As per Official Gazette, President Noynoy Aquino signed Proclamation No. 265 entitled DECLARING MONDAY, 31 OCTOBER 2011, AS A SPECIAL (NON-WORKING) DAY THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY.
According to the Proclamation No. 265, October 31, 2011 falls between Sunday and Tuesday, and November 1, 2011 is All Saints Day and has been traditionally declared a special non-working day throughout the country.
The proclamation further stated that to give full opportunity to our people to properly observe the day with all its religious fervor which invariably requires them to travel to and from different regions of the country, October 31 will be declared as a special non-working holiday without detriment to public interest.
For more details kindly visit batangastoday.com or the Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines (www.gov.ph). For details on other holidays in the Philippines for 2011 kindly refer to my previous post here and here.