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Aquino declares Dec. 24 a special holiday

MANILA, Philippines—President Benigno Aquino has declared December 24, 2012  a special non-working holiday throughout the country.

December 24, a Monday, falls between a Sunday and a regular holiday Christmas Day.

“The declaration of 24 December 2012 as a special (non-working) day will give the people full opportunity to celebrate Christmas with their family and loved ones,” President Aquino said in Proclamation No. 361.

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“The Department of Labor and Employment is hereby directed to issue appropriate circular to implement this Proclamation for the private sector,” he added.

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