Palace announces non-working holidays during Papal Visit

By , on December 23, 2014


Pope Francis' visit in Israel comes to an end as the pope departs from Ben Gurion Intl. airport. Photo courtesy of Israel's Foreign Ministry - Digital Diplomacy Team / Twitter
Pope Francis’ visit in Israel comes to an end as the pope departs from Ben Gurion Intl. airport. Photo courtesy of Israel’s Foreign Ministry – Digital Diplomacy Team / Twitter

MANILA — President Benigno Aquino III has declared January 15, 16, and 19, 2015 as special non-working holidays in the National Capital Region in light of Pope Francis’ visit.

Executive Secretary Paquino Ochoa Jr. released¬†Proclamation No. 936, s. 2014, solidifying the scheduled holidays to make way for the Pope’s arrival in Manila on January 15, scheduled events on January 16, and the Pope’s departure on January 19.