The Malacañang Palace on Saturday, September 1, 2012 released its list of Official Philippine holidays for 2013. President Benigno Aquino III announced the 2013 holidays through Presidential Proclamation 459, which is posted on the Palace website.
The following are 2013's regular holidays:
January 1 - New Year's Day (Tuesday)
March 28 - Maundy Thursday
March 29 - Good Friday
April 9 - Araw ng Kagitingan (Tuesday)
May 1 - Labor Day (Wednesday)
June 12 - Independence Day (Wednesday)
August 26 - National Heroes Day (Monday)
November 30 - Bonifacio Day (Saturday)
December 25 - Christmas Day (Wednesday)
December 30 - Rizal Day (Monday)
The following are the special non-working days next year:
March 30 - Holy Saturday
August 21 - Ninoy Aquino Day (Wednesday)
November 1 - All Saints' Day (Friday)
November 2 (Saturday), December 24 (Tuesday) - Additional non-working days
December 31 - Last day of the year (Tuesday)
The Edsa Revolution anniversary, February 25 (Monday), will be a special holiday for schools.
"The proclamations declaring national holidays for the observance of Eid'l Fitr and Eidul Adha shall hereafter be issued after the approximate dates of the Islamic holidays have been determined in accordance with the Islamic calendar (Hijra) or the lunar calendar, or upon Islamic astronomical calculations, whichever is possible or convenient.
To this end, the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) shall inform the Office of the President on which day the holiday shall fall," the Palace added.
"The Department of Labor and Employment will be issuing proper pay guidelines with accordance with this Proclamation," deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said