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Netizens fall prey to #WalangPasok news on February 29-31, 2017

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If there is one hashtag or topic in Twitter that is widely searched by Filipino netizens, it could the #WalangPasok hashtag.  Government agencies particularly coined the hashtag to post announcements of special non-working holidays and class suspensions during typhoons and other calamities.

On Thursday, the hashtag has trended on the microblogging site anew because of the supposed good ‘news’ of a very long weekend.   The supposed announcement came from Malacañang Palace declaring February 29 (Wednesday) until 31 (Friday) as special non-working holidays, which could mean a very long weekend.

But to spoil the excitement of netizens, February 29-31 are not actually existent, not even February 29 because 2017 is not a leap year.

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February 29 only happens every four (4) years. Last year was a leap year, thus the next February 29 will be in 2020.

February 25, 2017 is a special non-working holidays for schools

Meanwhile, February 25 (Saturday) is declared as special non-working holidays for schools to commemorate the 31st anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution.  There will be no classes and work in universities and colleges.

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