President Ferdinand R. Marcos on Tuesday declared October 31 as a special non-working holiday in hopes of strengthening family ties and promoting domestic tourism.
“The President has already signed the proclamation declaring October 31 as a special non-working holiday para na rin po mas marami po tayong time kasama ang ating pamilya at para ma-promote na rin po ang ating local tourism,” said Undersecretary Cheloy Velicaria-Garafil, officer-in-charge of the Office of the Press Secretary, in a press briefing.
Proclamation No. 79, signed on October 18, declared Oct. 31, 2022, as a Special (Non-Working) Day throughout the country.
The Department of Labor and Employment has been directed to issue the appropriate circular to implement the proclamation for the private sector.
November 1, or All Saints’ Day, was declared a Special (Non-Working) Day under Proclamation No. 1236, issued on Oct. 29, 2021.