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Duterte declares May 9 a special non-working holiday

/ 04:49 PM May 05, 2022
Duterte declares May 9 a special non-working holiday

Vote-counting machine inside a precinct during the May 2019 midterm elections. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has declared May 9, Election Day, a special non-working holiday.

In signing Proclamation No. 1357 on Thursday, Duterte noted there is a need to declare May 9 a holiday “to enable the people to properly exercise their right to vote.”

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“Now, therefore, I, Rodrigo Roa Duterte, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby declare Monday, 09 May 2022, a special (non-working) holiday throughout the country for the National and Local Elections,” the order reads.

Duterte earlier vowed an “orderly, clean, and honest” election this month.

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For Filipinos abroad, overseas voting started on April 10 and will end on May 9.

Based on the data of the Commission on Elections, there are 67.4 million registered voters – 65.8 million in the Philippines and 1.6 million abroad – for the 2022 polls.

READ: 6.9 million new registered voters for May 9 polls — Comelec

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