LONG WEEKEND | August 21 2017 Philippine holiday – Ninoy Aquino day

LONG WEEKEND | August 21 2017 Philippine holiday – Ninoy Aquino day

The country will commemorate the 34th death anniversary of democracy icon and former Senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. this August 21.

Ninoy Aquino Day is a national non-working holiday nationwide as stipulated in Republic Act (RA) 9256, which then-President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo signed in 2004. Access RA 9256 in this link. Because it falls on a Monday this year, the holiday will give Filipinos a three-day weekend.

Senator Benigno Aquino Jr. (November 27 1932 to August 21 1983)

President Rodrigo Duterte referenced RA 9256 in Proclamation 50, which listed the official list of regular and special non-working holidays nationwide for 2017.

The next holiday will be the National Heroes Day, which will be observed on August 28. Since that also falls on a Monday, it will pave the way for another three-day weekend for most Filipinos.

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