With the release of the list of 2012 Philippine Holidays early December, a lot were speculating that December 26, 2011 and January 2, 2012 would eventually be declared a Philippine holiday as well by the government. This is not so.
Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda reiterated that Proclamation 84 issued by President Aquino did not include December 26, 2011 and January 2, 2012 to become a holiday, and will remain to be so.
December 25, Christmas Day, is traditionally observed as a holiday in the Philippines; while December 31 is a special non-working holiday. Moreover, December 30, Rizal Day, is another holiday.