Fact check: Is it holiday on December 26 and January 2?

Fact check: Is it holiday on December 26 and January 2?

- A site claimed that the Duterte administration declared December 26 and January 2 as extra holidays

- However, this claim was reported as false by a French news agency

- Dec. 26 and Jan. 2 are not part of the Proclamations signed by President Rodrigo Duterte

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A site claimed that the government declared December 26, 2018 and January 2, 2019 as additional holidays. However, KAMI learned that the report is false according to French news agency, Agence France-Presse (AFP).

As reported by a certain site called Philippine News, they said that the “Malacañang Palace” allegedly proclaimed Dec. 26 and Jan. 2 as special non-working holidays as approved by President Rodrigo Duterte.

You may visit the site here.

Fact check: Is it holiday on December 26 and January 2?

Screenshot courtesy of AFP/ABS-CBN News
Source: Facebook

The claim was debunked by AFP as reported by ABS-CBN News. The Duterte administration has posted online the official pubic holidays. You may visit the link here.

Fact check: Is it holiday on December 26 and January 2?

Screenshot from Official Gazette
Source: Facebook

As stated in Proclamation No. 269 signed by President Duterte, December 26 is not included as part of holidays in 2018.

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On the other hand, the holidays for 2019 are stated in Proclamation No. 555 and was signed by President Duterte on August 15, 2018. However, January 2 is not included in the list. Check out the link here.

Fact check: Is it holiday on December 26 and January 2?

Screenshot from Official Gazette
Source: Facebook

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