Malacañang has announced that October 25, a Monday will be a non-working holiday nationwide. This is to give way for everyone to go out and vote in the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections.
President Benigno ‘Noynoy’ Aquino III has signed Proclamation No. 48, declaring October 25, 2010 as a non-working holiday.
Here is the Complete Proclamation No. 48 taken from the Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines:
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
PROCLAMATION NO. 48
DECLARING MONDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2010 AS A SPECIAL (NON-WORKING) HOLIDAY THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY
WHEREAS, the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections will be held on Monday, October 25, 2010;
WHEREAS, it is imperative that the people be given the fullest opportunity to participate in the said elections and exercise their right to vote;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, BENIGNO S. AQUINO III, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby declare October 25, 2010, Monday, as a special (non-working) holiday throughout the country.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the Republic of the Philippines to be affixed.
DONE in the City of Manila, this 6th day of October, in the year of Our Lord, Two Thousand and Ten.
(Sgd.) BENIGNO S. AQUINO III
By the President:
(Sgd.) PAQUITO N. OCHOA, JR.