On 5 March 2015, the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (Philhealth) released Circular No. 4-2015 encouraging all employers in the government and private sectors to pay premium contributions at Philhealth's accredited collecting agents (ACAs) or through e-Payment facilities. Moreover, said Circular mandates all employers in the Formal Economy to adopt the Electronic Premium Reporting System (EPRS) as the mode of preparation and transmission of all remittance reports (RF-1).
In view of the visit of the Pope, the Head of State of the Vatican City, Malacanang issued Proclamation No. 936 to declare January 15, 16 and 19, 2015, as special (non-working) days in the National Capital Region (NCR).