Marcos: Feb. 9 a special non-working day for Chinese New Year

Marcos: Feb. 9 a special non-working day for Chinese New Year

By: - Reporter / @JMangaluzINQ
/ 06:22 PM January 19, 2024

MANILA, Philippines — President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has declared February 9, a Friday, as a special non-working day in the country for Chinese New Year.

The Palace issued Proclamation No. 453, making the declaration.

“The declaration of 09 February 2024, Friday, as an additional special non-working day throughout the country will give the people the full opportunity to celebrate the Chinese New Year and enable our countrymen to avail of the benefits of a longer weekend,” read the proclamation signed by Marcos and Executive Secretary Lucas Bersamin.


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The order was signed on Thursday and released to the media on Friday.

The Department of Labor and Employment will issue the appropriate circular to the private sector.

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