Malacanang has declared October 25, 2010, a Monday as a Special Non-working holiday, through Proclamation No. 48 signed by President Benigno 'Noynoy' Aquino III. This is to give way to the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections which will be held nationwide on that day.

There are about 672,400 elective posts in over 42,000 barangays that will be contested in the local polls. A gun ban is currently in effect in connection to the upcoming local elections.

The complete copy of the Proclamation No. 48 can be found below, taken from the Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines.

MALACA√ĎAN PALACE
MANILA
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
PROCLAMATION NO. 48

DECLARING MONDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2010 AS A SPECIAL (NON-WORKING) HOLIDAY THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY

WHEREAS, the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections will be held on Monday, October 25, 2010;
WHEREAS, it is imperative that the people be given the fullest opportunity to participate in the said elections and exercise their right to vote;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, BENIGNO S. AQUINO III, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby declare October 25, 2010, Monday, as a special (non-working) holiday throughout the country.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the Republic of the Philippines to be affixed.
DONE in the City of Manila, this 6th day of October, in the year of Our Lord, Two Thousand and Ten.
(Sgd.) BENIGNO S. AQUINO III
By the President:
(Sgd.) PAQUITO N. OCHOA, JR.
Executive Secretary

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