#WalangPasok: Malacañang Declares Holiday On August 21 (Tuesday)

#WalangPasok: Malacañang Palace Declares August 21 (Tuesday) A Holiday

#WALANGPASOK – The Malacañang Palace declared that class is suspended on August 21 (Tuesday) because two holidays that will be celebrated on that day.

President Rodrigo Duterte already signed Proclamation No. 556 on Wednesday night which would declare the holiday, according to SAP Christopher Go.


The first holiday that will be observed is the Eid’l Adha or the Feast of Sacrifice, which is the second of the two Islamic holidays, the other being Eid’l Fitr. According to the proclomation, the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) recommended that the event should be observed on that day.

Philippines considered Eid’l Adha as a national day ever since 2002 when RA 9177 was signed to make the occassion a holiday in the ARMM.

The second holiday that will be celebrated on August 21 is Ninoy Aquino Day, which commemorates the death of Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr.

Former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo signed RA 9256 in February 25, 2004; which is the anniversary of the downfall of Marcos’ time.

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