Proclamation 150: Declaring April 23, 2011 Black Saturday as Special Non-Working Day


Malacanan Palace

By the President of the Philippines

Proclamation No. 150

Declaring Saturday, April 23, 2011, as a Special (Non-Working) Day Throughout the Country

WHEREAS, Saturday, April 23, 2011 falls between Good Friday and Easter Sunday;

WHEREAS, Black Saturday, falling between Good Friday and Easter Sunday has been traditionally declared a special (non-working) day throughout the country;

WHEREAS, the observance of Holy Week is one of our people’s most cherished traditions;

WHEREAS, our people must be given the full and uninterrupted opportunity to ponder on the significance of the Holy Week and to properly observe its traditions with religious fervor, without prejudice to public interest.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BENIGNO S. AQUINO III, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby declared Saturday, April 23, 2011, as a special (non-working) day throughout the country.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused teh seal of the Republic of the Philippines.

Done in the City of Manila, this 18th day of April, in the year of Our Lord Two Thousand and Eleven.

By the President,

Executive Secretary

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