So Is September 21 a Holiday or Not? The Internet Ponders the Non-Holiday "Holiday"

We hate to quote Justin Bieber, but what do you mean?

(SPOT.ph) President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday addressed rumors that he's making September 21, the 45th anniversary of dictator Ferdinand Marcos' declaration of Martial Law, a holiday—well, sort of.

 

It can be remembered that he said in a PTV4 interview on September 14: "This early, I am announcing that I am ordering a holiday para walang masaktan, walang ano kung may demonstration diyan, magkagulo." By September 18, he clarified his previous statement and said: "September 21 is not a holiday. I have declared it as a 'Day of Protest.'" No official announcement or Executive Order has been released by Malacañang, but the President said that classes will be suspended and government offices closed.

 

Now people are more confused than ever by what he meant.

 

Awwwwww.

 

*shrug*

 

Well...

 

It's more confusing than math.

 

Careful of Tokhang!

 

A hugot comment, of course.

 

Perfect rhyme!

 

Do we need a medical certificate?

 

*grabs popcorn*

 

GIF use is on point.

 

It was also initially announced by the Office of Civil Defense that they're holding another nationwide earthquake drill on September 21—a decision met with much dismay and a comment by Bayan secretary-general Renato Reyes as "insensitive to the plight of Martial Law victims." With the recent turn of events, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council opted to postpone the activity to make way for this "Day of Protest."

 

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