BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 203
PROVIDING A LIST OF REGULAR HOLIDAYS AND SPECIAL DAYS TO BE OBSERVED THROUGHOUT THE PHILIPPINES AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
WHEREAS, a Cabinet Assistance Secretariat Committee was constituted to review all, existing public holidays;
WHEREAS, there are too many holidays being observed which has caused confusion among the public;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, CORAZON C. AQUINO, President of the Philippines, do hereby order:
SECTION 1. Unless otherwise modified by law, order or proclamation, the following regular holidays and special days shall be observed in this country:
A. Regular Holidays
|New Year’s Day||–||January 1|
|Maundy Thursday||–||Movable date|
|Good Friday||–||Movable date|
|Araw ng Kagitingan (Bataan and Corregidor Day)||–||April 9|
|Labor Day||–||May 1|
|Independence Day||–||June 12|
|National Heroes Day||–||Last Sunday of August|
|Bonifacio Day||–||November 30|
|Christmas Day||–||December 25|
|Rizal Day||–||December 30|
B. Nationwide Special Days
|All Saints Day||–||November 1|
|Last Day of the Year||–||December 31|
SECTION 2. Henceforth, the terms “legal or regular holiday” and “special holiday,” as used in laws, orders, rules and regulations or other issuances shall now be referred to as “regular holiday” and “special day,” respectively.
SECTION 3. All laws, orders, issuances, rules and regulations or parts thereof inconsistent with this Executive Order are hereby repealed or modified accordingly.
SECTION 4. This Executive Order shall take effect immediately.
DONE in the City of Manila, this 30th day of June, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and eighty-seven.
(Sgd.) CORAZON C. AQUINO
President of the Philippines
By the President:
(Sgd.) JOKER P. ARROYO
Source: Presidential Management Staff
Office of the President of the Philippines. (1987). [Executive Order Nos. : 171-390]. Manila : Presidential Management Staff.