June 13, 2011 Holiday, Not In Malacañang’s Plans, June 12 Still A Regular Holiday

By on Jun 7, 2011 in National, Politics Comments

June 13, 2011 is not a holiday in the Philippines. June 12, 113th Independence Day in the Philippines, is still a regular holiday as announced by Malacañang, according to reports by several local news sites on Monday, June 6, 2011.

June 12 Philippine Independence Day Celebration
June 12 Independence Day File Photo
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Deputy Presidential Spokeswoman Abigail Valte reiterated that Malacañang will not be moving the Independence Day holiday from June 12 to June 13, which is a Monday.

June 12 is an annual celebration Philippine Independence and is one of the listed regular holidays for 2011 under Proclamation No. 84 signed by President Benigno Aquino III.

Proclamation No. 84 eliminates the holiday economics policy, that moves holidays within the week to the nearest Monday, used by the administration of former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.

During a radio interview, Valte said that, “In the proclamation this year, we listed the regular and special holidays. We have holidays moved to the nearest Monday and some were not moved because celebrations were meant to be for that day.” She added that “June 12 will not be moved.”

President Aquino issued Administrative Order no. 12 to set aside at least P10 million for the commemoration of Philippine Independence Day.

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