"WHEREAS, on 8 February 2016, Chinese nationals all over the world will celebrate their Spring Festival, popularly known as the Chinese New Year, which is one of the most revered and festive events celebrated not only in China but also in the Philippines, and such date may be declared as a special (non-working) day without detriment to public interest..." Aquino's Proclamation No. 1105 says.
#walangpasok • LONG WEEKEND AHEAD! February 8, 2016, Monday, is a special (non-working) day: https://t.co/04jyDvGbEh pic.twitter.com/SV1kr549yh— Official Gazette PH (@govph) January 29, 2016
Source: GMA NEWS