Monday, July 13, 2015

July 15 And 17 Have Been Declared As Special Non-Working Day/Regular Holiday In The Cordillera Region

It's going to be a long weekend. The Aquino administration has declared July 15 as a special non-working day in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) and July 17 as a regular holiday nationwide. 

Through Proclamation No. 1056, Malacanang declared the 15th as a special non-working day to give Cordillerans the opportunity to participate in the events and ceremonies that were planned to celebrate the 28th Foundation Anniversary of the region. This year's celebrations carry the theme Conserving the Environment Towards a Cleaner Cordillera. [Read more about the declaration here.]

Early this month, Malacanang also declared July 17 as a regular holiday all over the country in observance of Eid'l Fitr (Feast of Ramadhan). In Proclamation No. 1070, Malacanang said that it's necessary to declare the date as a regular holiday because it brings "the religious and cultural significance of the Eid’l Fitr to the fore of national consciousness".
Photo by Daniel Feliciano/The Cordilleran Sun