December 27, 2014

For Pope Francis Ph Visit, January 15, 16, and 19 are special nonworking days in NCR

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.

His Holiness Pope Francis will bring his message of “mercy and compassion” to at least 11 different venues in the province of Leyte and Metro Manila during his Apostolic Visit to the Philippines on January 15-19, 2015.

Pope Francis is expected to arrive in Manila from Sri Lanka, the first leg of his Asian trip, by plane past 5 p.m. on January 15, and will go on a motorcade to his official residence in the Philippines.

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.

Tens of thousands are expected to see and hear Pope Francis deliver a speech at the University of Santo Tomas in January.

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