- 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.
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.
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.
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.
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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