- Malacañang has declared September 16, 17, and 18, 2019 as special non-working holidays for certain places in the country
- Bontoc, Mountain Province, Zamboanga del Sur, and Bansalan, Davao del Sur are the places that will have the holiday, respectively
- On these days, classes are suspended in affected places and any employee that will need to work will get an additional compensation
Manila, Philippines – Certain places in the Philippines need would have their own special occasions on different dates and it is just right to have the time to be able to celebrate them. Malacañang of course would have acknowledged this and they have declared those dates as a special non-working holiday.
The dates are September 16, 17, and 18, 2019, and the affected places are:
- Bontoc, Mountain Province – Proclamation No. 810 declares September 16 as a special non-working holiday in order for the municipality to celebrate their 111th founding anniversary
- Zamboanga del Sur – Proclamation No. 811 declares September 17 as a special non-working holiday for the entire province of Zamboanga del Sur in honor of their 67th founding anniversary
- Bansalan, Davao del Sur – Proclamation No. 812 declares September 18 as a special non-working holiday for their 67th founding anniversary
These announcements were signed beforehand by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea on September 10, 2019.
When a day is declared as a special non-working holiday, classes are suspended as well as any regular office, but those that need to work on the said day must be given an additional 30% on top of their pay for that day.
In addition, because of the rains coming from the southwest monsoon, it was declared that there will be no classes on September 16 in the following areas:
- Metro Manila:
- Manila – preschool to senior high school level
- Taguig – all levels
- Cavite – all levels for both Bacoor and Tanza
- Rizal – all levels
- Central Luzon
- Bataan – preschool to senior high school
- Bulacan – all levels for Bocaue and three schools have made announcements for Marilao: Abangan Sur Elementar School, Abangan Norte Elementary School, Marilao Central School
- Zambales – all levels for Subic