May 9 Declared A Special Non-working Holiday

Elections Day 2022 is official a special non-working holiday. | IMG Source: Vatican News

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has officially declared May 9, 2022 a special non-working holiday. 

He signed Proclamation No. 1357, which states that the holiday will allow Filipinos to “properly exercise their right to vote.” 

Signed Proclamation No. 135. | IMG Source: ABS CBN News

Prior to the president’s decision, COMELEC had already asked him to declare Elections Day as a holiday. COMELEC said that declaring it a holiday was necessary “to afford the registered voters the fullest opportunity to participate in the said election and exercise their right to vote.”

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