MANILA - Malacañang has declared January 15, 16, and 19 as special nonworking days in the National Capital Region in view of the visit of Pope Francis to the Philippines.
Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa, Jr. issued Proclamation No. 936 on Monday, declaring three of the five days that the Pope will be in Manila as special nonworking days in NCR.
President Aquino will be welcoming Pope Francis upon his arrival at Villamor Airbase on January 15, Thursday.
The President will lead the welcome ceremony for the Pope at the Palace’s Kalayaan grounds the next day, Friday.
This will be followed by a meeting between the two leaders and a meeting with officials and members of the diplomatic corps at the Rizal Hall.