- Walang Pasok: Special Non-Working Holiday declared for the dates January 17, 23, and 25, 2020
- Cities in Pangasinan and Leyte will be celebrating their founding anniversary, while Kalibo, Aklan will be celebrating their Ati-Atihan Festival
- Classes and office work will be suspended on the given dates, while those that will need to work will be given proper compensation
A celebration of certain events is needed, and for that, a declaration of a holiday is important, regardless if it is a regular holiday, or a special holiday for a particular place only.
From a news article posted by The Inquirer, Malacañang has declared that January 17, 23, and 25, 2020, will be a special non-working holiday for certain areas in the country. Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea has signed each of the proclamations by the authority of President Rodrigo Duterte.
The dates and places where the holidays will take effect are the following:
- January 17, 2020 (Friday) – Proclamation No. 884 declares that it will be a special non-working holiday for the residents of Kalibo, Aklan, for them to be able to celebrate the Ati-Atihan Festival
- January 23, 2020 (Thursday) – Proclamation No. 882 declares this date to be a special non-working holiday for the residents of Malasiqui, Pangasinan for their 349th founding anniversary
- January 25, 2020 (Saturday) – Proclamation No. 883 states that this date will be a special non-working holiday for Carigara, Leyte, for their 449th founding anniversary.
All classes and office work will be suspended on this day for the affected places, and any establishment that will require their employees to go to work will be compensated with an additional 30% on top of their pay for that day.
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