Malacañan on Saturday announced that August 29, Monday, has been declared a special holiday in observance of National Heroes Day, which falls on a Sunday.
Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita said there will be no classes in all levels of public and private schools. Government offices will also have no work.
Private companies, on the other hand, are not included in the directive and will have work on that day, Press Secretary Ignacio Bunye clarified.
Ermita's directive corrected an earlier announcement by Bunye that Monday would be an ordinary working day.
The National Heroes Day is celebrated on the last Sunday of August every year.