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President Aquino Declares Special Non-Working Holiday in Commemoration of 150th Birth Anniversary of Jose Rizal

Posted on Thursday, 12 May 2011 

President Benigno Aquino issued Proclamation No. 154 last 26 April 2011, announcing that Monday, 20 June 2011 will be designated a special non-working holiday in the Philippines, in order to allow Filipinos to more fully participate in activities and events commemorating the 150th birth anniversary of Philippine national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal.

The proclamation was made in line with recommendations submitted by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP), which recommended that June 20 be designated a non-working holiday instead of June 19, which falls on a Sunday.

In compliance with the proclamation and in commemoration of the 150th birth anniversary of Dr. Rizal, the Philippine Embassy in Singapore will be closed to the public on Monday, 20 June 2011.