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Philippines declares the Public Holidays for 2020

2020 Asia

The Philippines has declared regular holidays and non-working days for 2020 through Proclamation 845 signed by President Rodrigo Duterte.

The Labor Code of the Philippines specifies two types of holidays: the ‘regular holiday’ and the ‘special non-working day’. There is a difference in the pay that employers are required to pay between the two type of holidays.

Regular Holidays

Special Non-Working Holidays

Additional Special Non-Working Days

The Proclamation noted that the EDSA People Power Revolution is an important event to commemorate the restoration and ushering of political, social, and economic reforms in the country.

The Holy Week, meanwhile, is noted as one of the most cherished traditions of the predominantly Catholic people in the country.

The All Saints’ and All Souls’ holidays are seen to strengthen family ties by providing more time for them, while Christmas Day commemorative activities will promote domestic tourism.

The Palace has said that it will release a separate proclamation for the national holidays in observance of Eidul Fitr and Eidul Adha in accordance with the Islamic calendar or the lunar calendar.

“The National Commission on Muslim Filipinos shall inform the Office of the President the actual dates on which these holidays shall respectively fall,” the proclamation reads.