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2017 Official Philippine Holidays Released by Malacanang: Plan Your Vacations!

Publish Date: Monday, August 22, 2016 | 2:37 PM

Time to plan your vacations next year as the holidays for 2017 have just been released. The list of Philippine holidays and special non-working days was announced by the Palace today under Proclamation 50.

“Now, therefore, I Rodrigo Roa Duterte by virtue of the powers vested in me by the Constitution as the President of the Philippines, do hereby declare the following regular holidays and special days for the year 2017 shall be observed in the country,” President Rodrigo Duterte said in the proclamation.

Regular Holidays:
New Year's Day - January 1 (Sunday)
Araw ng Kagitingan - April 9 (Sunday)
Maundy Thursday - April 13
Good Friday - April 14
Labor Day - May 1 (Monday)
Independence Day - June 12 (Monday)
National Heroes Day - August 28 (Last Monday of August)
Bonifacio Day - November 30 (Thursday)
Christmas Day - December 25 (Monday)
Rizal Day - December 30 (Saturday)

Special Non-working Days:
Chinese New Year - January 28 (Saturday)
EDSA People Power Revolution Anniversary - February 25 (Saturday)
Black Saturday - April 15
Ninoy Aquino Day - August 21 (Monday)
All Saints Day - November 1 (Wednesday)
Last Day of the Year - December 31 (Sunday)
Additional special (non-working) day - October 31 (Tuesday)

Other Special Non-Working Day (to follow):
Eid’l Fitr and Eidul Adha - will be determined by the Muslim Lunar Calendar

In relation to this, employers and employees are reminded of the holiday, special holiday, and overtime rates corresponding to these holidays. For your guide, the Holy Week rates issued by DOLE outlines rates for regular holidays, special holidays and overtime. Adobo Talk PH

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