Cheers to a longer Christmas vacation.
The Malacañang has declared that December 26 is a special non-working day. The decision was made to give Filipinos further time to spend with their families during the holiday season. Furthermore, the declaration came from Proclamation No. 425, which was signed by Executive Secretary Lucas Bersamin on December 22, 2023.
In the proclamation, it is stated that “the declaration of 26 December 2023, Tuesday as an additional special (non-working day) will give the people the full opportunity to celebrate the holiday with their families and loved ones.”
The long weekend will help encourage families to gather and strengthen their relationships. Moreover, the proclamation also states that the Department of Labor and Employment will release the appropriate circular for implementing the proclamation in the private sector.