MANILA, Philippines - There will be no classes and work in selected areas for the specific dates of September 2017 to give way for the celebration of local events, Malacañang Palace declared. This includes September 18, 20, 21, 27 and 29.

#WalangPasok: September 18, 20, 21, 27, 29, 2017 special holiday

Local holidays were proclaimed by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte through Executive Secretary Salvador C. Medialdea.

Proclamation numbers 295, 301, 305-309 declare special non-working day in the following areas: Bansalan, Davao del Sur; Dingras, Ilocos Norte; Tacurong, Sultan Kudarat; San Rafael, Bulacan; San Mateo, Rizal; Malvar, Batangas and Lobo, Batangas.

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Observances and celebrations include foundation day, cityhood anniversary and festival. Note that such holidays are applicable only to the immediate area concerned.

Proclamation No. 295: Celebration of 65th Foundation Day of the Municipality of Bansalan, Davao del Sur on Monday, September 18.

Proclamation No. 301: Commemoration of birth anniversary of Josefa LLanes Escoda, Worl War II heroine and the founder of Girl Scouts of the Philippines, on September 20 (Wednesday) in the Municipality of of Dingras, Ilocos Norte.

Proclamation No. 305: Celebration of 17th Cityhood anniversary and the Takakudong Festival 2017 in the City of Tacurong on Monday, September 18.

Proclamation No. 306: Celebration of the 267th Foundation Day of the Municipality of San Rafael, Bulacan on Friday, September 29.

Proclamation No. 307: Celebration of the 446th Foundation Day of the Municipality of San Mateo, Rizal on Thursday, September 21.

Proclamation No. 308: Commemoration of the 152nd birth anniversary of General Miguel Malvar on Wednesday, September 27 in the municipality of Malvar, Batangas.

Proclamation No. 309: Celebration of 146th Founding Anniversary in the Municipality of Lobo, Batangas on Wednesday, September 27.

Special Holiday Area Celebration
September 18 (Monday) Bansalan, Davao del Sur 65th Foundation Day
September 18 (Monday) Tacurong City, Sultan Kudarat 17th Cityhood anniversary and the Takakudong Festival 2017
September 20 (Wednesday) Dingras, Ilocos Norte Birth anniversary of Josefa LLanes Escoda
September 21 (Thursday) San Mateo, Rizal 446th Foundation Day
September 21 (Thursday) - TBA Metro Manila 45th anniversary of Martial Law
September 27 (Wednesday) Lobo, Batangas 146th Founding Anniversary
September 27 (Wednesday) Malvar, Batangas 152nd birth anniversary of General Miguel Malvar
September 29 (Friday) San Rafael, Bulacan 267th Foundation Day

Malacañang Palace said that it is proper that the people on the said areas be given full opportunity to celebrate and participate in the occasion with appropriate ceremonies.

READ: Holidays, Observances in the Philippines for 2017

As defined in the Administrative Code of 1987, Book III, Chapter 2, Section 4, Proclamations are "acts of the President fixing a date or declaring a status or condition of public moment or interest, upon the existence of which the operation of a specific law or regulation is made to depend, shall be promulgated in proclamations which shall have the force of an executive order."


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