Duterte signs proclamation declaring 2022 holidays; Nov. 2, Dec. 24 & 31 to remain ‘special working days’


President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday signed Proclamation No. 1236, declaring the regular and special working and non-working holidays for 2022.

All Souls’ Day (Nov. 2), Christmas Eve (Dec. 24), and the Last Day of the Year (Dec. 31) will remain special “working” holidays next year.

Duterte declared the following day events as regular holidays: New Year’s Day (Jan. 1); Araw ng Kagitingan (April 9); Maundy Thursday (April 14); Good Friday (April 15); Labor Day (May 1);  Indepedence Day (June 12); National Heroes Day (Aug. 29); Bonifacio Day (Nov. 30); Christmas Day (Dec. 25); and Rizal Day (Dec. 30).

Meanwhile, the special non-working holidays next year include Chinese New Year (Feb. 1); EDSA People Power Revolution Anniversary (Feb. 25); Black Saturday (April 16); Ninoy Aquino Day (Aug. 21); All Saint’s Day (Nov. 1); Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary (Dec. 8). 

Eidul Fitr and Eidul Adha were declared as national holidays after the approximate Islamic holidays is determined in accordance with the Islamic calendar.

“To this end, the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos shall recommend to the Office of the President the actual dates on which these holidays shall respectively fall,” said Executive Sec. Salvador C. Medialdea.

Medialdea said the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) will issue the implementing guidelines for the pay rules for the said holidays.

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