Finally, the news we are all waiting for has been released.
“May 3, Monday, is a holiday,” Executive Secretary Leandro R. Mendoza told a Palace briefing Wednesday.
Those who will be required to work on Monday next week will be given additional remuneration, he said.
Republic Act 9492 or the government’s holiday economics policy puts holidays except those that are religious in nature to be moved to the nearest Monday.
Mr. Mendoza said President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has already signed a proclamation containing the declaration of holiday on May 3. However, copies of the proclamation have yet to be released. –Gerard S. dela Pena