Malacanang Declared June 20, 2011, Monday, a Special Non-Working Holiday

By on Apr 29, 2011 in Announcement, Holidays Comments

Malacañang declared that June 20, 2011, Monday a special non-working holiday in the Philippines.

As per Official Gazette post, President Benigno S. Aquino III signed Proclamation No. 154 entitled DECLARING MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2011, AS SPECIAL (NON-WORKING) DAY THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY.

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According to the Proclamation No. 154, June 19, 2011 marks the 150th birth anniversary of Dr. Jose Rizal, the Philippines national hero.

The proclamation further declared that to give all Filipinos the opportunity to commemorate Rizal’s patriotic deeds and sacrifices for the country, rekindle their admiration and respect for him, and to celebrate this milestone with appropriate ceremonies, the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) requested that Monday, June 20, 2011, be declared as special non-working holiday instead of June 19, 2011, which falls on a Sunday.

Proclamation No. 154 was signed on April 26, 2011 and is now published in the Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines (

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