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.