December 26, 2011 and January 2, 2012, both Mondays, were not among the list holidays for 2011 as declared by Malacanang through Proclamation No. 84 signed by Philippines President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III last December 2010.
As of posting, the remaining holidays for 2011 includes December 25 (Christmas) and December 30 (Rizal Day) and December 31. January 1, 2012 (New Year’s Day) is an annual regular holiday like Christmas and Rizal Day.
According to presidential spokesman, Edwin Lacierda, they will strictly follow Proclamation No. 84 for the rest of the year.
During the past administration of Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, they implemented “holiday economics” that moves holidays that fall within the week to the nearest Mondays.
Holiday economics was scrapped by the Aquino administration.
The official list of holidays for 2012 was already issued earlier.