PGMA declares May 14 election day as special public holiday nationwide
Manila (26 April) -- President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has issued Proclamation No. 1279 declaring Monday, May 14, as a special public (non-working) holiday nationwide "to give the people the fullest opportunity to exercise their right of suffrage" during the national and local elections on that day.
In his weekly press conference in Malacanang this afternoon, Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita said the President signed the proclamation on Tuesday, April 24.
In the proclamation, the President noted that "Monday, May 14, 2007, should be declared a special public (non-working) holiday to give the people the fullest opportunity to exercise their right of suffrage." (PIA) [top]