Lacuna: January 9 a non-working holiday in Manila | Inquirer News

Lacuna: January 9 a non-working holiday in Manila

By: - Reporter / @zacariansINQ
/ 11:54 AM January 04, 2024

MANILA, Philippines — Manila City Mayor Honey Lacuna said on Thursday that The Feast of the Black Nazarene on January 9 will be declared a non-working holiday in the city.

According to Lacuna, the Manila government requested the Executive Secretary’s office declare January 9 a non-working holiday in the city.

“Tayo ay sumulat sa tanggapan ng Executive Secretary na kung maaari po ma-deklara ang January 9 as a non-working holiday, taon-taon din pinagbigyan, iniintay lang namin ang kasagutan nila kung mapagbibigyan din ngayong taon,” said Lacuna in a media conference with Quiapo Church.


(We wrote to the Executive Secretary’s office requesting if January 9 can be declared a non-working holiday. It has been granted yearly; we are just waiting for their answer if it can be granted this year.)


If the Palace denies the request, Lacuna said she will issue an executive order declaring the suspension of work and classes in the city on January 9.

“Kasi dadayuhin po talaga tayo at marami pong mga road closure tayong gagawin; hindi lang naman po mga tiga-Maynila ang tumutungo sa ating lungsod,” she explained.

(Because many people will be going to our city and there will be a lot of road closures. Residents from cities outside Manila will also be coming here.)

Meanwhile, Lacuna said a ban on liquor, firecrackers, and guns would also be implemented in the city during the Feast of the Black Nazarene.


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