President Ferdinand R. Marcos has declared October 31, 2022, as a special non-working holiday in the country, Malacañang announced that the President has already signed the proclamation.
Malacañan Palace declares October 31, 2022, as special non-working holiday
According to the Office of the Press Secretary officer-in-charge Cheloy Garafil in a press briefing, the proclamation was issued to allow Filipinos to spend more time with their families, as well as to promote local tourism.
The signing of the presidential proclamation came ahead of the country’s annual commemoration of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day on November 1 and 2, respectively.
November 1, which falls on a Tuesday this year, is a special non-working day, according to Proclamation 1236 inked by former president Rodrigo Duterte in October 2021.
However, November 2 is declared a special working day to help the country recover from the adverse economic impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
Under Proclamation 32 signed by Marcos in August this year, November 1 and 2, 2023, are special non-working days.
Marcos declared November 2, 2023, as an additional special non-working day to “strengthen family ties by providing more time for the traditional All Saints’ Day, and All Souls’ Day activities, as well as promote domestic tourism.
Proclamation No. 79 S. 2022
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
PROCLAMATION NO. 79
DECLARING MONDAY, 31 OCTOBER 2022, AS A SPECIAL (NON-WORKING)
DAY THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY
WHEREAS, Proclamation No. 1236 dated 29 October 2021 declared 01 November 2022 (All Saint’s Day), Tuesday, as a Special (Non-Working) Day throughout the country; and
WHEREAS, the declaration of 31 October 2022, falling on a Monday, as Special (Non-Working) Day will strengthen family ties and promote domestic tourism.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, FERDINAND R. MARCOS, JR., by virtue of the powers vested in me by the Constitution as President of the Philippines, do hereby declare Monday, 31 October 2022, as a Special (Non-Working) Day throughout the country.
The Department of Labor and Employment is hereby directed to issue the appropriate circular to implement this Proclamation for the private sector.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the Republic of the Philippines to be affixed.
Done in the City of Manila, this 18th day of October, in the year of Our Lord, Two Thousand, and Twenty-Two.
By the President:
LUCAS P. BERSAMIN
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Resources: Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines; Proclamation No. 79, s. 2022