#WalangPasok: Palace declared September 18, 20, 21, 27, 29, 2017 Special Holiday in Selected Areas

MANILA, Philippines – MalacaƱang Palace through Proclamation Nos. 309, 308, 307, 306, 305 and 301 series of 2017 declared September 18, 20, 21, 27, 29, 2017 as special non-working days at selected areas due to celebrations of various important events.

Special non-working holidays are specifically declared on the following dates for their celebration of respective occasions.

METRO MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte is eyeing for declaring September 21, 2017 (Thursday) as special non-working day in Metro Manila for the 45th anniversary of Martial Law. As quoted from an interview aired at PTV,

This early, I am announcing that I am ordering a holiday para walang masaktan, walang ano kung may demonstration diyan, magkagulo. Walang trabaho ang gobyerno ‘yang araw na ‘yan at ang klase suspended. At lahat ng public places dito na gusto ninyong i-occupy, kunin ninyo

Update as of September 18, 2017: President Duterte clarified that September 21, 2017, the 45th Anniversary of Martial Law was not declared as holiday and just a “National day of Protest”. As quoted,

September 21 is not a holiday. I have declared it as a Day of Protest. All who want to stage protests against the government, police, military and everyone, come down here and launch a rally.

Update as of September 19, 2017: Presidential Secretary Ernesto Abella said that a Memo will be issued suspending work and classes nationwide. As quoted,

The acting Executive Secretary will issue a memorandum circular suspending work in government offices, both national and local, as well as classes in all public schools states colleges and universities

Meanwhile, cancellation of work and classes at private companies and schools will be at discretion of its officials.

Proclamation No. 309 – Special non-working day in the Municipality of Lobo, Batangas on September 27, 2017 (Wednesday) for the celebration of its 146th Founding Anniversary.

Proclamation No. 308 – Special non-working day in the Municipality of Malvar, Batangas on September 27, 2017 (Wednesday) for the celebration of 152nd birth anniversary of General Miguel Malvar.

Proclamation No. 307 – Special non-working day in the Municipality of San Mateo, Rizal on September 21, 2017 (Thursday) for the celebration of 446th Foundation Day of Municipality of San Mateo, Rizal

Proclamation No. 306 – Special non-working day on September 29, 2017 (Friday) in the Municipality of San Rafael, Bulacan for the celebration of its 267th Foundation day.

Proclamation No. 305 – Special non-working day on September 18, 2017 (Monday) in the City of Tacurong for the celebration of its 17th Cityhood Anniversary and the “Talakudong Festival 2017”.

Proclamation No. 301– Special non-working day on September 20, 2017 (Wednesday) in the Municipality of Dingras, Ilocos Norte for the celebration of birth anniversary of Josefa Llanes Escoda.

Palace said that it is but fitting and proper that the people from above-mentioned cities be given full opportunity to celebrate and participate in the occasions with appropriate ceremonies.

SEE ALSOHoliday Schedule for Year 2017- Regular and Special Non-Working Days

DateProclamation No.LocationCelebration
Monday, September 18, 2017305City of Tacurong17th Cityhood Anniversary/ “Talakudong Festival”
Wednesday, September 20, 2017301Dingras, Ilocos NorteBirth Anniversary of Josefa Llanes Escoda
Thursday, September 21, 2017307San Mateo, Rizal446th Foundation Day
Thursday, September 21, 2017 (TBA)TBAMetro Manila (TBA)45th Anniversary of Martial Law
Wednesday, September 27, 2017309Lobo, Batangas146th Founding Anniversary
Wednesday, September 27, 2017308Malvar, Batangas152nd Birth Anniversary of General Miguel Malvar
Friday, September 29, 2017306San Rafael, Bulacan267th Foundation Day


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23 comments… add one
  • Anonymous Sep 18, 2017 @ 2:18

    in metro manila does government employee only don't have work for September 21? how about in private company like us?

    • Anonymous Sep 18, 2017 @ 7:56

      In Metro Manila, Why it is still TBA. The thing is when will it be announce? the other province have holiday but the main city is not. Whhhhhhhhhyyyyyyyyyyyyy *sad*

    • Anonymous Sep 18, 2017 @ 8:30

      Private pa more my dear HAHAHAHAHHA

    • Anonymous Sep 18, 2017 @ 12:38

      ganun talaga

  • Anonymous Sep 18, 2017 @ 4:38

    Spetember 21 ? Government only? How about the private ?

  • Anonymous Sep 18, 2017 @ 6:12

    There's no official declaration yet from Malacanang.

    • Anonymous Sep 18, 2017 @ 8:30


  • Anonymous Sep 18, 2017 @ 6:39

    "As quoted from an interview aired at PTV"

    Verbal statements are not official. Don't make an article that makes things sound it's official.

    • Anonymous Sep 18, 2017 @ 8:30

      Magaling kana nyan? HAHAAHHAAHAHHAA

  • Anonymous Sep 18, 2017 @ 13:04

    if may rally and protest, government lang walang pasok, pano naman private? good luck na lang? ganun?

  • Anonymous Sep 18, 2017 @ 14:16

    Dapat pati sa provinces. ????

  • Unknown Sep 19, 2017 @ 2:29

    pagmay protesta My baradong kalsada.. pano kaming nasa private NGANGA..?

  • Anonymous Sep 19, 2017 @ 6:14

    eh di sa govt kayo magtrabaho para di kayo umaangal… private nga eh, ibig sabihin discretion ng company yun if walang pasok… parang ulan lang yan… pag government offices, malacanan lang talaga ang pedeng magdeclare…

  • Anonymous Sep 19, 2017 @ 6:56

    Government only ??? How about the private ? hindi ba kami kasama sa anniversary ng martial law? Pres. paki. clear naman po.

  • Anonymous Sep 19, 2017 @ 6:57

    How about the private??? kapag barado?? lilipad? ganern???

  • Anonymous Sep 19, 2017 @ 6:57

    How about the private??? kapag barado?? lilipad? ganern???

  • Anonymous Sep 19, 2017 @ 16:17

    Sana gawin ng Holiday please lang…

  • Anonymous Sep 20, 2017 @ 2:37

    sinabi na ngang nationwide diba..

  • Unknown Sep 20, 2017 @ 5:12

    pano naman kaming nasa private eh dadaanan din naman namin ang dinadaanan ng public/government?sana lahat na kasi pag may nag rally dyan apektado rin kaming nasa private..yun lang po..

  • Unknown Sep 20, 2017 @ 7:18

    Happy bakemac yehey!!!

  • Anonymous Sep 20, 2017 @ 13:38

    … umaasa pa din kami na maging Holiday.

  • Anonymous Sep 20, 2017 @ 15:11

    ano ba tingin nyo sa private? hndi pedeng isama sa alang pasok? so ganon ung public at govn't lng may karapatan?

  • Anonymous Sep 21, 2017 @ 2:46

    Pag holiday.. dapat lahat.. walang iwanan..hehehe

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