President Aquino issued Proclamation No. 459 declaring regular holidays, special non-working holidays and special holiday for schools for the year 2013.
Under the proclamation, the regular (legal) holidays will be :
New Year’s Day, Jan. 1 (Tuesday)
Maundy Thursday (March 28)
Good Friday (March 29)
Araw ng Kagitingan, April 9 ( Tuesday)
Labor Day, May 1 (Wednesday)
Independence Day, June 12 (Wednesday)
National Heroes Day, Aug. 26 (Monday)
Bonifacio Day, Nov. 30 ( Saturday)
Christmas Day, Dec. 25 (Wednesday)
Rizal Day is Dec. 30 (Monday)
Special non-working days include:
Black Saturday, March 30
Ninoy Aquino Day, Aug. 21
Wednesday and All Saints’ Day, Nov. 1
Additional special non-working days are:
Nov. 2, Saturday
Dec. 24, Tuesday
Dec. 31, a Tuesday
The anniversary of the first EDSA People Power Revolution on Feb. 25, a Monday, is a special holiday for all schools.
Meanwhile the observance of Eid’l Fitr and Eid’l Adha will be issued after the approximate dates of the Islamic holidays have been determined in accordance with the Islamic calendar (Hijra) or the lunar calendar, or upon Islamic astronomical calculations, whichever is possible or convenient, the proclamation read. The National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) shall inform the Office of the President on which day the holidays shall fall.
The proclamation, signed by the President on Aug. 16, shall take effect immediately and the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) shall promulgate its implementing guidelines. Based on the announcement, there will be four long weekends next year: March 28 to 31, Aug. 24 to 26, Nov.1 to 3 and Dec. 28 to Jan.1, 2014. President Aquino issued Proclamation No. 459 declaring regular holidays, special non-working holidays and special holiday for schools for the year 2013.