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Dec. 26, Jan. 2 holidays

The Christmas holiday just got longer after two more public holidays have been declared by Malacañang.

In Proclamation No. 117, the Palace has declared December 26, 2016 and January 2, 2017 as special non-working days throughout the country. Both dates fall on a Monday.

“The declaration of 26 December 2016 and 2 January 2017, both falling on a Monday, as special (non-working) days will give the people full opportunity to celebrate the holidays with their families and loved ones,” the proclamation read. (Genalyn Kabiling)