August 20, 2012 Declared as Regular Holiday

August 20, 2012 Declared as Regular Holiday -- By virtue of Proclamation No. 455, series of 2012, President Benigno Aquino III declared August 20, 2012 as a regular holiday, in view of the ending of Ramadhan or the holy month of fasting in Islam.

Here is a Twitter message from Presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda, on Monday:

Meanwhile, here is the complete text of the proclamation (http://www.gov.ph):
Proclamation No. 455, s. 2012
MALACAÑAN PALACE
MANILA

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
PROCLAMATION NO. 455
DECLARING MONDAY, 20 AUGUST 2012, AS A REGULAR HOLIDAY THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY IN OBSERVANCE OF EID’L FITR (FEAST OF RAMADHAN)
WHEREAS, Republic Act No 9177 declared Eid’l Fitr (Feast of Ramadhan) as a regular holiday throughout the country;
WHEREAS, Eid’l Fitr is celebrated by the Muslim World for three (3) days after the end of the month of fasting;
WHEREAS, to promote cultural understanding and integration, the entire Filipino nation should have the full opportunity to join their Muslim brothers and sisters in the observance and celebration of Eid’l Fitr; and
WHEREAS, in order to bring the religious and cultural significance of the Eid’l Fitr to the fore of national consciousness, it is necessary to declare Monday, 20 August 2012, as a regular holiday throughout the country.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, BENIGNO S. AQUINO III, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby declare Monday. 20 August 2012, as a regular holiday throughout the country in observance of Eid’l Fitr (Feast of Ramadhan).
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the Republic of the Philippines to be affixed.
Done in the City of Manila, this 13th day of August, in the year of Our Lord, Two Thousand and Twelve.
(Sgd.) BENIGNO S. AQUINO III
By the President
(Sgd.) PAQUITO N. OCHOA, JR.
Executive Secretary
The country is expected to have two (2) consecutive long weekends; August 21 (Tue) and 27 (Mon) were declared as holidays to commemorate Ninoy Aquino Day and National Heroes Day, respectively.

Let us hope to enjoy these days of rest and opportunity to bond with our families and of course, away from the potential threats of tropical storm Helen.

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