Proclamation 1105: Philippine holidays for 2016

philippine holidays for 2016
The list of regular and special non-working holidays for 2016 has already been released (Credits: www.Gov.PH)

With the year 2015 entering its last four months, Malacanang has already released the official list of holidays for the 2016. The announcement was made through President Benigno Aquino III’s Proclamation 1105, which was signed last August 20 and disseminated publicly Wednesday night.

Just like this year, there will also be a total of 18 regular and special non-working holidays for 2016.  Aside from that, we also have two Muslim holidays that are observed nationwide – Eid’l Fitr and Eid’l Adha.

The Office of the President will issue holiday proclamations re this based on the recommendation of the National Council for Muslim Filipinos.

It is noticeable that 9 of the 18 holidays mentioned here fall on weekends. That isn’t surprising considering that there are eight long weekends this year and that 2016 is a leap year. In other words, holidays that this 2015 fell on a Friday will definitely move to weekends next year.

philippine holidays for 2016
The list of regular and special non-working holidays for 2016 has already been released (Credits: www.Gov.PH)

Regular Holidays

January 1, 2016 – New Year’s Day (Friday)*

March 24, 2016 – Maundy Thursday

March 25, 2016 – Good Friday*

April 9, 2016 – Araw ng Kagitingan (Saturday)

May 1, 2016 – Labor Day (Sunday)

June 12, 2016 – Araw ng Kalayaan (Sunday)

August 29, 2016 – National Heroes Day (Last Monday of August)*


November 30, 2016 – Bonifacio Day (Wednesday)

December 25, 2016 – Christmas Day (Sunday)

December 30, 2016 – Rizal Day (Friday)*

Special non-working days

February 8, 2016 – Chinese New Year (Monday)*

February 25, 2016 – EDSA People Power Anniversary (Thursday)

March 26, 2016 – Black Saturday

August 21, 2016 – Ninoy Aquino Day (Sunday)

November 1, 2016 – All Saints’ Day (Tuesday)


Additional non-working days

January 2, 2016 – Saturday

October 31, 2016 – Monday*

December 24, 2016 – Christmas Eve (Saturday)

December 31, 2016 – Last day of the year (Saturday)

(Note: Please visit The Filipino Scribe regularly for updates on local and national holidaysand their corresponding pay rules.)




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1 Comment on Proclamation 1105: Philippine holidays for 2016

  1. sir good pm…bat sa company nmin ngpalabas na wla byad samin mga daily rates ans special holiday…ang my bayad lang ang legal holiday yan daw po ay kautusan ng labor …pwede nyo ba masagot

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