January 23 2014 holiday in Bulacan

Will January 23, Thursday, be a special non-working holiday in Bulacan this year? On that day exactly 115 years ago, the first Philippine Republic was inaugurated in the famed Barosoain Church. The historical significance of the so-called Malolos Republic is further highlighted by the fact that it is considered the moment that marked the birth of Asia’s first independent republic.

Going back to the question above: is January 23 a special non-working holiday? It was declared as such last year courtesy of President Benigno Aquino III’s Proclamation 523 (click here to read its full text). However, Malacanang is yet to make a similar declaration this year.

Making things more interesting is that January 23 is not listed as a provincial legal holiday in Bulacan’s 2007 Administrative Code. You cam download the said 90-page document here.

PS: This post will be updated as soon as new information becomes available.

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Mark Madrona is a prize-winning blogger, online journalist, and educator from the Philippines. Previously a book editor, he is now teaching communication subjects for two public universities in Manila. His blog The Filipino Scribe won 3rd place in a blog competition organized by the Affiliated Network for Social Accountability in East Asia and the Pacific (ANSA-EAP). In 2015, it was one of the finalists in the 2015 Lasallian Scholarum Awards for Best Online Feature Article in Youth and Education. He also won the Best Blog Award during the 2011 Population and Development Media Awards, the youngest recipient of that recognition. Know more about him here: http://www.filipinoscribe.com/about/.

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