News Release

PBBM declares Feb. 24 as special non-working day

President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. has declared Friday, February 24 as a special non-working day “to enable Filipinos to enjoy the benefits of holiday economics.”

Malacañang on Thursday released Proclamation No. 167 signed by President Marcos, declaring a holiday throughout the country in line with the celebration of EDSA People Power Revolution Anniversary.

“The celebration of EDSA People Power Revolution Anniversary may be moved from 25 February 2023 (Saturday) to 24 February 2023 (Friday), provided that the historical significance of the EDSA People Power Revolution Anniversary is maintained,” the President said in the proclamation.

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is directed to issue appropriate circular to implement the proclamation for the private sector.

President Marcos has earlier signed Proclamation 90 pushing for holiday economics, aimed at ushering in long weekends to provide Filipinos much-needed opportunity for travel while at the same time help government prop up its tourism revenues. (PND)