President Benigno S. Aquino III has issued Proclamation No. 234 declaring August 30, 2011 as a regular holiday in observance of Eid’l Fitr (Feast of Ramadhan).
The proclamation, which was signed on August 11, this year by Executive Secretary Paquito N. Ochoa Jr., was issued in line with Republic Act No. 9177 that declared Eid’l Fitr or Feast of Ramadhan as a regular holiday throughout the country.
President Aquino also declared August 29, 2011 which falls on a Monday, as a regular holiday in celebration of National Heroes Day or Araw ng mga Bayani.
By virtue of the above-cited Presidential Proclamations, the Embassy in Rome is closed on August 29 and 30. The Embassy may be reached through its hotline, (+39) 328-6907613 for urgent matters during those days. (Philippine Embassy – Rome)