May 14, 2018 election day, is a special non-working holiday, Malacañang announced on Wednesday, May 2.
Executive Secretary Salvador C. Medialdea said in a statement that President Rodrigo Roa Duterte declared the May 14 holiday through Proclamation No. 479.
In issuing Proclamation 479, Duterte said, “Republic Act No. 10952 provides for the postponement of the 23 October 2017 synchronized Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections and the rescheduling of the said elections to the second Monday of May 2018 or 14 May 2018; and Monday, 14 May 2018 should be declared a special (non-working) day to enable the people to fully exercise their right of suffrage”.
On May 14, millions of voters will troop to polling precincts to cast their votes for Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections.