Manila, Philippines – “Is it holiday on August 20, 2018?,” netizens asked. This was after a post, which stated that August 20, 2018 is an institutional holiday as “mandated” by Malacañang, was being shared online.
However, no official proclamation declaring August 20 as regular holiday throughout the Philippines has been released by the the Malacañang Palace, except for Davao City as part of the Kadayawan Festival 2018 holidays.
Some institutions also announced that August 20 is an institutional holiday (in their respective schools):
Southern Christian College in Midsayap, Cotabato
University of Baguio
The image circulating reflecting August 20 as an institutional holiday bares a logo of the University of Baguio. However, no official announcement was posted through its official Facebook account.