May 3 is non-working holiday — Palace

April 28, 2010 7:41 pm 

MANILA, April 28 — Malacañang has issued Proclamation No. 2043 declaring May 3 (Monday) a regular holiday (non-working holiday) all over the country in observance of the May 1 Labor Day, which falls on a Saturday.

The proclamation signed by President Gloria Macapagal- Arroyo cited a law that sets aside the Monday nearest May 1 as a regular holiday whenever May 1 falls on a weekend.

Malacañang also said that setting aside Monday as a holiday will give Filipinos a longer weekend and thus encourage families to get together and strengthen their relationship towards a more productive environment, as well as promote domestic tourism.

The longer weekend will also enable employers to plan their work schedules effectively and efficiently, resulting in improved productivity, the proclamation said.

Proclamation No. 2043 states:

Declaring Monday, May 3, 2010 as regular holiday throughout the country;

WHEREAS, Proclamation No. 1841 dated July 21, 2009, declared the Regular Holidays, Special (Non-Working) Days and Special Holiday for the year 2010;

WHEREAS, Republic Act (RA) No. 9849 dated December 11, 2009 amended RA 9492 dated July 24, 2007, which in effect supersedes Proclamation No. 1841 where May 1, 2010 (Saturday) was declared as a Regular Holiday;

WHEREAS, RA 9849 provides among others, that Labor Day shall be observed on a Monday nearest May 1, which happens to be on May 3, 2010;

WHEREAS, a longer weekend encourages families to get together and strengthen their relationship towards a more productive environment, as well as promotes domestic tourism and enables employers to plan their work schedules effectively and efficiently, resulting in improved productivity, which is achieved whether the holiday falls on a Friday or Monday;

WHEREAS, RA 9849 allows the modification of the Regular Holidays and Nationwide Special Days by law, order or proclamation.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, LEANDRO R. MENDOZA, Executive Secretary, by authority of Her Excellency, GLORIA MACAPAGAL-ARROYO, do hereby declare Monday, May 3, 2010, as regular holiday throughout the country.

The Department of Labor and Employment is hereby directed to issue appropriate circular to implement this Proclamation for the private sector.

Done in the City of Manila this 28th day of April, in the year of Our Lord, Two Thousand and Ten

By authority of the President:

(Sgd.) LEANDRO R. MENDOZA Executive Secretary. (PNA)

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One Response to “May 3 is non-working holiday — Palace”

  1. Ruby on May 8th, 2010 12:45 pm

    may i ask if May 11,2010 is also a non-working holiday?