Proclamation No.84 declares both December 30 and 31, 2011 as non-working holidays.
December 30, 2011 is Rizal Day, an annual regular holiday commemorating the death of our national hero Dr. Jose Rizal who was shot in Bagumbayan, Manila now Luneta Park on December 30, 1986.
Rizal’s novels Noli me Tangere and El Filibusterismo and his death by firing squad sparked the Philippine revolution that lead to Philippine independence in 1898.
December 31, 2011 is also declared as special non-working holiday. The purpose of which is to give time for Filipinos to prepare for the festivities of New Year’s Eve.
All those who will be required to work on these holidays shall receive additional compensation according to existing Philippines Labor rules.
Happy New Year everyone!