Manila, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles) – Press Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr. has announced that Malacañang (the presidential palace) is declaring a 5-day holiday in the Philippines to give Filipinos the opportunity to witness and enjoy Pope Francis’ visit to this Catholic country on January 15-19, 2015.
In an interview on state-run DZRB over the weekend, Coloma said that declaring a holiday would help authorities manage traffic in Metro Manila more efficiently, especially along thoroughfares where the papal motorcade is expexted to pass.
In the same interview, Coloma said, “Let’s wait for a decision, an official announcement.”
This makes Malacañang’s official spokesperson’s official announcement an unofficial announcement.
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