WHEREAS, Proclamation No. 986, s. 2020, declared the Regular Holidays, Special (Non-Working) Days, and additional Special (Non-Working) Days to be observed for the year 2021;
WHEREAS, by virtue of Proclamation 929, s. 2020, as extended by Proclamation 1021, s. 2020, the Philippines remains under a State of Calamity due to COVID-19;
WHEREAS, COVID-19 protocols promulgated by health authorities discourage large gatherings and festivities that usually take place during public commemorations;
WHEREAS, for the country to recover from the adverse economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a need to encourage economic productivity by, among others, minimizing work disruption and commemorating some special holidays as special (working) days instead;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby declare:
SECTON 1. Section 1 of proclamation No. 986, s. 2020, is hereby amended as follows:
Section 1. The following regular holidays and special days for the year 2021 shall be observed in the country
A. Regular Holidays
|New Year’s Day||–||1 January (Friday)|
|Araw ng Kagitingan||–||9 April (Friday)|
|Maundy Thursday||–||1 April|
|Good Friday||–||2 April|
|Labor Day||–||1 May (Saturday)|
|Independence Day||–||12 June (Saturday)|
|National Heroes Day||–||30 August (Last Monday of August)|
|Bonifacio Day||–||30 November (Tuesday)|
|Christmas Day||–||25 December (Saturday)|
|Rizal Day||–||30 December (Thursday)|
B. Special (Non-Working) Days
|Chinese New Year||–||12 February (Friday)|
|EDSA People Power Revolution||–||25 February (Thursday)1|
|Ninoy Aquino Day||–||21 August (Saturday)|
|Black Saturday||–||3 April|
|All Saint’s Day||–||1 November (Monday)|
|Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary||–||8 December (Wednesday)|
B. Special (Working) Days
|All Soul’s Day||–||2 November (Tuesday)|
|Christmas Eve||–||24 December (Friday)|
|Last Day of the Year||–||31 December (Friday)|
SECTION 2. All other provisions of Proclamation No. 986, s. 2020, shall remain unchanged, valid and existing.
SECTION 3. This Proclamation shall take effective immediately.
SECTION 4. This Proclamation shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and cause the seal of the Republic of the Philippines to be affixed.
Done in the city of manila, this 26th day of February in the year of Our Lord, Two Thousand and Twenty-One.