The Philippine government already declared January 31, 2014 as a national special non-working holiday in celebration of the Chinese New Year based upon Proclamation No. 655 series of 2013 signed by President Benigno Simeon C. Aquino III.
The January 31, 2014 or the Chinese New Year is already declared as a special (non-working) holiday by virtue of Proclamation No. 655, “Declaring the regular holidays, special (non-working) days, and special holiday (for all schools) for the year 2014” which was issued last September 25, 2013.
During the Chinese New Year, all Chinese national from all over the world will celebrate the Spring Festival, one of the most revered and festive events celebrated not only in China, but also in the Philippines, by both Chinese-Filipinos and ordinary Filipinos.
The joint celebration in the Philippines is a manifestation of the national government on our solidarity with the Chinese-Filipinos who have been part of the country in many respects.
The Department of Labor and Employment through Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz urges all employers in the private sector to promote workers’ welfare and protection by observing the proper pay rules and other core labor standards during Chinese New Year.