President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has declared August 12, 2019, Monday, a regular holiday throughout the country in observance of Eid’l Adha, or Festival of the Sacrifice.
The announcement was made through Senator Bong Go on Wednesday evening, August 7, quoting Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea.
Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea on Thursday morning, August 8, confirmed that the President has signed Proclamation 789.
The declaration is available online through this link.
Republic Act 9849 states that Eid’l Adha, one of the Islam’s two major feasts along with Eid’l Fitr, shall be celebrated as regular holiday.
Eid’l Adha is the second of two Muslim holidays celebrated by Muslims around the world and is considered holier than Eid’l Fitr.
The Islamic festival commemorates the willingness of Abraham to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God’s command.
Employers are required to double the basic pay of their workers who report to work on that day.