President Rodrigo Duterte postponed several holidays for 2021 to strengthen the country’s effort to improve the economic growth of the Philippines.
The Proclamation No. 1107 of PRRD which he signed on February 26,2020, will turn the previously declared special holidays to regular working days. Such special holidays are Nov. 2 (All Souls’ Day), Dec. 24 (Christmas Eve), and Dec. 31 (New Year’s Eve).
“For the country to recover from the adverse impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a need to encourage economic productivity by, among others, minimizing work disruption and commemorating some special holidays as special (working) days instead,” -Proclamation No.1107
The country is experiencing a recession after months of community quarantine protocols which has forced businesses to shut down, displacing million of workers.
Meanwhile, here are the remaining national holidays for 2020
April 1 – Maundy Thursday
April 2 – Good Friday
April 9 (Friday) – Araw ng Kagitingan
May 1 (Saturday) – Labor Day
June 12 (Saturday) – Independence Day
August 30 (Monday) – National Heroes Day
November 30 (Tuesday) – Bonifacio Day
December 25 (Saturday) – Christmas Day
December 30 (Thursday) – Rizal Day
Special non-working days
April 3 – Black Saturday
August 21 (Saturday) – Ninoy Aquino Day
November 1 (Monday) – All Saints’ Day
December 8 (Wednesday) – Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary
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