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THE House of Representatives has approved on final reading the bill declaring January 18 of every year "Araw ng Kasambahay" (domestic workers' day). House Bill 6258 aims to give domestic workers recognition and appreciation for their service. January 18 would be a special non-working holiday, according to the bill. The bill also provides that in the event that the day falls on a weekend, the holiday shall be observed on Friday of that week.