holidays in the Philippines - updates

Rappler's latest stories on holidays in the Philippines


LIST: Long weekends in 2020

Dec 27, 2019 - 5:12 PM

Here are the 11 long weekends in 2020 you shouldn't miss

LIST: Philippine holidays 2020

Nov 15, 2019 - 8:09 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte finally signs the proclamation declaring the regular holidays and special non-working days for 2020

Starbucks PH introduces new mocha drink for 2019 holidays

Oct 27, 2019 - 9:57 PM

'Tis the season for limited edition drinks – including old familiars

HOLIDAY DRINKS. Starbucks Philippines announces its lineup of drinks and food items for the 2019 holidays. Images courtesy of Starbucks Philippines

Malacañang declares May 13 non-working holiday

May 09, 2019 - 11:47 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte declares May 13 a 'special (non-working) holiday to enable the people to properly exercise their right to vote'

DEMO. A resident tries the vote-counting machines to be used for the 2019 polls. Photo by Boy Zabal

Senate approves bill setting June 18 as Bacolod Charter Day

Sep 11, 2018 - 11:16 AM

'After 80 years, we will now have our history in proper order,' says Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia

CHANGING HISTORY. Bacolod City officials led by Mayor Evelio Leonardia with some senators on September 10, 2018. Contributed photoÂ

LIST: 2019 Philippine Holidays

Aug 16, 2018 - 9:50 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte signs Proclamation No. 555 declaring the regular holidays and special non-working days for 2019

FACT CHECK: Only June 12 is a national non-working holiday

Jun 05, 2018 - 7:15 PM

Other mentioned dates on June 6, 9, 11, 15, 16, 18, and 21 are special non-working holidays applicable only to certain municipalities, cities, or provinces.

Malacañang declares May 14 non-working holiday

May 02, 2018 - 5:55 PM

May 14, the date of the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections, is declared a non-working holiday 'to enable the people to fully exercise their right to suffrage'

ELECION PREPARATIONS. Workers repaint old ballot boxes inside the COMELEC Warehouse in Port Area, Manila on April 12, 2018 as they prepare for the coming SK and barangay polls on May 14.   Photo by Ben Nabong

December 8 now officially non-working holiday in the Philippines

Dec 29, 2017 - 2:31 PM

President Duterte signs the new law declaring the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary a non-working holiday in the country


LIST: 2018 Philippine Holidays

Jul 19, 2017 - 11:13 AM

Malacañang declares May 14, November 2, and December 24 as additional non-working holidays in 2018

DOLE reminds employers of pay rules for Araw ng Kagitingan, Holy Week

Apr 07, 2017 - 6:16 PM

Araw ng Kagitingan Maundy Thursday and Good Friday are regular holidays while Black Saturday is a special working holiday

PROPER PAY. The Department of Labor and Employment issues a labor advisory on the prescribed scheme of compensation for workers reporting to work on holidays.

LIST: 2017 Philippine Holidays

Aug 18, 2016 - 12:19 PM

(4th UPDATE) Plan your holidays in advance

Special holidays in 5 areas in August, September – Malacañang

Aug 08, 2016 - 7:41 PM

Presidential proclamations 26 to 30 declare non working holidays in Davao City Digos City Bulacan Los Baños and Tacurong City

Business to wait for next administration for new fiscal incentives

Oct 19, 2015 - 8:30 AM

The head of the Makati Business Club says rushing the legislation of the fiscal incentives bill might risk the country s competitiveness

Nancy Binay files bill to declare Jan 25 SAF 44 Day

Sep 01, 2015 - 12:49 PM

Senator Nancy Binay says the SAF 44 should be recognized for their bravery heroism and sacrifice

IN COMMEMORATON. Senator Nancy Binay files Senate Bill No 2916 for the SAF 44. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

LIST: 2016 Philippine Holidays

Aug 26, 2015 - 8:15 PM

Heads up Here s your chance to plan your holidays in advance

Students, teachers, here are your 2015 holidays

Aug 04, 2014 - 5:05 PM

There are at least 18 holidays to be noted in school calendars in 2015 – and 4 long weekends to mark for possible vacations

June 12: Independence Day getaways

Jun 06, 2013 - 4:31 PM

June 12 is a holiday and a chance for a quick getaway Here are Rappler s suggestions

SOLEMN SUNSET. Lakes’ tranquil waters are perfect for just quietly enjoying the moment. Photo taken at Taal Lake, Balete, Batangas

Holiday gun ban? Aquino to discuss plan

Jan 04, 2013 - 3:07 PM

The Palace says proposals to impose a holiday gun ban will have to be discussed with President Aquino