President Benigno S. Aquino III signed the Proclamation No. 1105, s. 2015 which declares the regular Philippine Holidays 2016 as well as the special non-working days.
Regular Philippine Holidays 2016
January 1 (Friday) – New Year’s Day
March 24 (Thursday) – Maundy Thursday
March 25 (Friday) – Good Friday
April 9 (Saturday) – Araw ng Kagitingan
May 1 (Sunday) – Labor Day
June 12 (Sunday) – Independence Day
August 29 (Monday) – National Heroes Day
November 30 (Wednesday) – Bonifacio Day
December 25 (Sunday) – Christmas Day
December 30 (Friday) – Rizal Day
Special non-working Holidays in the Philippines 2016
February 8 (Monday) – Chinese New Year
February 25 (Thursday) – 30th Anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution
March 26 (Saturday) -Black Saturday
August 21 (Sunday) – Ninoy Aquino Day
November 1 (Tuesday) – All Saints Day
Declared additional special non-working holidays 2016
January 02 (Saturday) – 2nd Day of the New Year
October 31 (Monday) –
December 24 (Saturday) – Noche Buena , Christmas Eve
December 31 (Saturday) – New Year’s Eve
Like each year the regional governments of the municipalities and cities will request and declare some additional holidays 2016. Those days are usually the Charter Days and special Fiesta Days.
Furthermore the Muslim holidays Eid’l Fitr and Eidul Adha will be public holidays. The exact days will be announced as soon as the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) has informed the Office of the President about the actual dates.
The special declared non-working holidays are mainly declared to boost domestic tourism. If one plans to travel during the long weekends, better book your ticket way ahead of time. Many might recall the disaster at the Airports and the “shit-storm” against some domestic airline on all social networks.
Just as a side note: October 30 is not a holiday to celebrate Halloween. It is mend to a extra holiday to enable domestic traveler to spend more time with their loved ones, as All Saints Day falls on a Tuesday in 2016.