Black Saturday is now a special non-working day.
Malacañang issued on Monday Proclamation no. 150 declaring Black Saturday as a special non-working day.
The proclamation was approved by President Aquino and it was signed by Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr.
According to the proclamation, Black Saturday “has been traditionally declared a special (non-working) day throughout the country.”
“Our people must be given the full and uninterrupted opportunity to ponder on the significance of the Holy Week and to properly observe its traditions with religious fervor, without prejudice to public interest,” said the proclamation.