MANILA, Philippines -- October 31, the eve of All Saints? Day, is not a holiday, Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita said Wednesday.
Instead, the Palace is leaving it up to employers to decide whether to allow their employees to go on half-day so that they could prepare for their annual visit
to the cemeteries the following day, Ermita said.
"No, it [October 31] will not be declared a holiday? However, you can recall that it has been a practice, if they [employees] can allow their workers to observe half day to prepare to leave for the province," he said.