MANILA, Philippines—President Benigno Aquino has declared 16 national holidays for 2013.
The declaration is contained in Proclamation 459 signed by Aquino on August 16, declaring regular holidays, special non-working holidays and special holiday for schools next year.
Special (non-working) days
Additional special (non-working) days
Special holiday (for all schools)
Meanwhile, the observance of Eid’l Fitr and Eidul Adha will be declared as national holidays “after the approximate dates of the Islamic holidays have been determined in accordance with the Islamic calendar (Hijra) or the lunar calendar, or upon Islamic astronomical calculations,” the proclamation read.
“The National Commission on Muslim Filipinos shall inform the Office of the President on which day the holiday shall fall,” it said.