Fact check: No, March 2, 7 & 31 are not declared as national holidays

Fact check: No, March 2, 7 & 31 are not declared as national holidays

- An online article has claimed that March 2, 7, and 31, 2020 are declared “special non-working days”

- However, it has been reported that the headline of the article was misleading the netizens

- The said dates were declared by the Malacañang as “special non-working days” but it only applied to selected provinces in the country

- The proclamations were signed by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea with the power and authority bestowed by President Rodrigo Duterte

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An online report has claimed that the Malacañang has declared March 2, 7, and 31, 2020 as “Special non-working days.”

However, KAMI learned that the headline of the report was misleading the people.

In a report by Rappler, website philnews.ph published an article on February 28 regarding the said “holidays.”

"#WalangPasok: March 2, 7, & 31, 2020 Declared as Special Non-Working Holidays,” it read in the headline.

Fact check: No, March 2, 7 & 31 are not declared as national holidays

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While it is true that March 2, 7, and 31, 2020 were “special non-working holiday,” it is not a nationwide holiday and it only affects selected provinces in the Philippines.

As reported by the Manila Bulletin (authored by Erwin Beleo), the Malacañang declared March 2 as a special non-working holiday in La Union.

According to Proclamation No. 911 signed by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, the holiday is meant to celebrate the province’s 10th founding anniversary.

Fact check: No, March 2, 7 & 31 are not declared as national holidays

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Meanwhile, in Proclamation No. 912 published by the Official Gazette, the Palace declared March 7 as a special non-working day in the province of Basilan to celebrate its 46th founding anniversary.

Fact check: No, March 2, 7 & 31 are not declared as national holidays

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As stated in Proclamation No. 913, the government declared March 31 a special non-working day in Panabo, Davao Del Norte.

The city of Panabo will be marking the celebration of its 19th founding anniversary on the said date.

Fact check: No, March 2, 7 & 31 are not declared as national holidays

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According to the Official Gazette, the next regular and nationwide holiday in the Philippines will be on April 9, the celebration of Araw ng Kagitingan and observance of Maundy Thursday.

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