31 October declared holiday

President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. has declared 31 October, Monday, a special non-working holiday, Malacañang announced on Tuesday.

In a Palace press briefing on Tuesday, Office of the Press Secretary officer-in-charge and undersecretary CheloyGarafil announced that the President has signed a proclamation to declare the special non-working holiday.

“Para na rin po mas marami tayong time nakasama ang ating pamilya at para ma-promote din po ang ating local tourism,” Garafil said.

The presidential proclamation was signed ahead of the country’s annual commemoration of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day on 1 and 2 November, respectively.

Former President Rodrigo Duterte, through Proclamation 1236 inked in October 2021, declared 1 November, Tuesday, a special non-working day.

He, however, declared 2 November a special working day to help the country recover from the negative economic result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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