President Noy Aquino signed Proclamation No. 150 declaring Black Saturday which is on April 23, 2011 a Special Holiday. So private and government offices are closed on that day. If the worker still works, he is entitled of the holiday rate.
Black Saturday is actually not included on the executive order declaring regular holidays. one of the holidays that former President Gloya Arroyo declared holidays but are not included on P-Noy’s declaration is Iglesia Ni Cristo day.
With this, people can maximize their time in partaking the celebration of the Holy Week by the Roman Catholic Church and other Protestant Churches.