MALACAÑAN finally announced that October 31, 2011 as Special (Non working day) holiday. We all know that October 31 falls on Monday which is a potential long weekend since Novermber 1 landed on Tuesday. It seems Malancanan understand the sentiments of our fellow Pinoys that they have to travel from different regions of our country to observe November 1 so in response PNoy declared October 31 as Holiday via Proclamation no. 265.
October 31, 2011 Declared as Holiday details below:
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
PROCLAMATION NO. 265
DECLARING MONDAY, 31 OCTOBER 2011, AS A SPECIAL (NON-WORKING) DAY THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY
WHEREAS, Proclamation No. 84, dated 20 December 2010, declared Tuesday, 1 November 2011, as a special (non-working) day;
WHEREAS, Monday, 31 October 2011, falling between Sunday and Tuesday, 1 November 2011 (All Saints Day), has been traditionally declared a special (non-working) day throughout the country;
WHEREAS, to give full opportunity to our people to properly observe the day with all its religious fervor which invariably requires them to travel to and from different regions of the country. Monday, 31 October 2011, may be declared as a special (non-working) day without detriment to public interest.
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, 31 October 2011, as a special (non-working) day throughout the country.
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 10th day of October, in the year of Our Lord, Two Thousand and Eleven.
(Sgd.) BENIGNO S. AQUINO III
By the President:
(Sgd.) PAQUITO N. OCHOA JR,
* Details from the official gazette, You may see here the latest Philippine Holidays List