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Chinese New Year, Feb. 5, a special non-working holiday

/ 07:41 AM February 04, 2019

In this Jan. 28, 2019, photo, a Chinese girl poses for a souvenir photo with the cluster of pig sculptures on display outside a shopping mall in Nanning in south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. Chinese will celebrate Lunar New Year on Feb. 5 this year which marks the Year of the Pig on the Chinese zodiac.  AP

MANILA, Philippines — In celebration of the Chinese New Year, Feb. 5 has been declared a special non-working holiday, according to the Philippine Information Agency (PIA).

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“February 5, 2019, Tuesday, is declared as a special non-working holiday all over the country in observance of the Chinese New Year,” the PIA announced in a tweet on Monday.

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The announcement also reminded employers to pay right wages for employees who will render work during the special non-working holiday.

“Employers are once again reminded to pay the right wages of their employees, especially those who will work on this day,” PIA said. /cbb

READ: LIST: 2019 regular and special non-working holidays 

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