Special Non-Working Holiday on Jan. 15, 16 and 19 Due to Pope Visit

         President Aquino has been issued Proclamation 936 which declared that Jan. 15, 16 and 19 are special non-working holiday . This is both government and private offices due to the visiting of Pope Francis in our country.

            The Palace clarified that the memorandum is applicable only in Metro Manila; not in the whole Philippines. They do this to lessen traffic and to give a chance the members of the Catholic Church to attend in the activities of the pope while he stays in Metro Manila.

            The Pope will be conducted a mass in Manila Cathedral, Quirino Grandstand. Aside from this, the Pope will go to the University of Sto. Tomas in Espana, Manila. He has also a plan to visit in Tacloban to personally give inspiration and moral support the Yolanda survivors.