It seems like we will be enjoying two holidays for this month.
First, the government had announced that the 28′th of this month is a special non-working holiday due to the barangay election.
Today, Philippine President Benigno Noynoy PNoy Aquino III had declared October 15, 2013 as a regular holiday in observance of the Muslim celebration of Eid’l Adha (Feast of Sacrifice).
The said declaration is in effect with the Republic Act 9849, which was signed in 2009 to recognize the Islamic faith.
Though it was pre-determined as a regular non-working holiday, the president still needs to declare it every year since its date will be determined in accordance with the Islamic calendar.
It’s really a chance for a long weekend, if you would take a leave of absence on school or at work – that is.
Please do share to your friends!
October 15 declared a regular holiday. Learn the difference between a Regular Holiday and a Special Non-Working Day: http://t.co/6I8FpBMIXv
— PCDSPO (@pcdspo) October 4, 2013
Republic of the Philippines
CONGRESS OF THE PHILIPPINES
Third Regular Session
Begun and held in Metro Manila, on Monday, the twenty-seventh day of July, two thousand nine.
Republic Act No. 9849
AN ACT DECLARING THE TENTH DAY OF ZHUL HIJJA, THE TWELFTH MONTH OF THE ISLAMIC CALENDAR, A NATIONAL HOLIDAY FOR THE OBSERVANCE OF EIDULADHA, FURTHER AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE SECTION 26, CHAPTER 7, BOOK I OF EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 292, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE ADMINISTRATIVE CODE OF 1987, AS AMENDED.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled:
Section 1. The tenth day of Zhul Hijja, the twelfth month of the Islamic Calendar, is hereby declared as a national holiday for the observance of Eidul Adha. Edul Adha is a tenth day in the month of Hajj or Islamic Pilgrimage to Mecca wherein Muslims pay homage to Abraham’s supreme act of sacrifice and signifies mankind’s obedience to God.
Section 2. Section 26, Chapter 7, Book I of Executive Order No. 292, otherwise known as “The Administrative Code of 1987″, as amended, is hereby amended to read as follows:
“SEC. 26. Regular Holidays and Nationwide Special Days. -
(1) Unless otherwise modified by law, order, or proclamation, the following regular holidays and special days shall be observed in the country:
“(a) Regular Holidays
New Year’s Day -January 1
Maundy Thursday - Movable Date
Good Friday - Movable Date
Eidul Fitr - Movable Date
Eidul Adha - Movable Date
Araw ng Kagitingan
(Bataan and Corregidor Day) - Monday nearest April 9
Labor Day - Monday nearest May 1
Independence Day - Monday nearest June 12
National Heroes Day - Last Monday of August
Bonifacio Day - Monday nearest November 30
Christmas Day - December 25
Rizal Day - Monday nearest December 30
“(b) Nationwide Special Holidays
Ninoy Aquino Day - Monday nearest August 21
All Saints Day - November 1
Last Day of the Year - December 31
(Sgd.) PROSPERO C. NOGRALES
Speaker of the House
(Sgd.) JUAN PONCE ENRILE
President of the Senate
This Act which is a consolidation of Senate Bill No. 3283 and House Bill No. 6400 was finally passed by the Senate and the House of Representatives on October 7, 2009 and October 6, 2009, respectively.
(Sgd.) MARLYN B. BARUA-YAP
House of Representatives
(Sgd) EMMA LIRIO-REYES
Secretary of the Senate
Approved: Dec. 11, 2009
(Sgd.) GLORIA MACAPAGAL-ARROYO
President of the Philippines
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