(3rd UPDATE) The President declares All Souls' Day, Christmas Eve, and the last day of the year as 'special working days'
President Rodrigo Duterte signed on Friday, February 26, Proclamation No. 1107, amending an earlier proclamation that declared the regular holidays and special non-working days for 2021.
Under the new proclamation, All Souls’ Day (November 2), Christmas Eve, (December 24), and the last day of the year (December 31) were declared special working days.
“For the country to recover from the adverse economic 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 read.
All other provisions of Proclamation No. 986, which was signed last July 31, 2020, “shall remain unchanged, valid, and existing.”
According to Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III, special working days mean “there is no more premium or additional compensation for working on those days.”
The regular holidays are:
- January 1, 2021, Friday – New Year’s Day
- April 1, 2021, Maundy Thursday
- April 2, 2021, Good Friday
- April 9, 2021, Friday – Araw ng Kagitingan
- May 1, 2021, Saturday – Labor Day
- May 13, 2021, Thursday – Eid’l Fitr
- June 12, 2021, Saturday – Independence Day
- August 30, 2021, last Monday of August – National Heroes’ Day
- November 30, 2021, Tuesday – Bonifacio Day
- December 25, 2021, Saturday – Christmas Day
- December 30, 2021, Thursday – Rizal Day
Special non-working days:
- February 12, 2021, Friday – Chinese New Year
- February 25, 2021, Thursday – EDSA People Power Revolution Anniversary
- April 3, 2021 – Black Saturday
- August 21, 2021, Saturday – Ninoy Aquino Day
- November 1, 2021, Monday – All Saints’ Day
- December 8, 2021, Wednesday – Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary
Special working days:
- November 2, 2021, Tuesday – All Souls’ Day
- December 24, 2021, Friday – Christmas Eve
- December 31, 2021, Friday – last day of the year
The President will issue separate proclamations declaring national holidays for the observance of Eid’l Fitr, the end of the month-long Ramadan, and Eid’l Adha, the Feast of the Sacrifice, after the dates of these Islamic holidays are determined in accordance with the Islamic calendar or the lunar calendar.
The National Commission on Muslim Filipinos shall inform the Office of the President of the dates on which these holidays will fall in 2021.
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With a report from Rappler via Albert Rovic Tan, AdChoiceTV News