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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

NOVEMBER 30, 2011 is a HOLIDAY

Bonifacio Day this year marks the 148th birth anniversary of Andres Bonifacio, the supreme leader of the Katipunan movement that sought Philippine independence from Spanish colonial rule. 

But there would be no long weekend for this coming week to mark Bonifacio Day, according to Malacañang. 

Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte stressed this in response to several inquiries on whether the observance of Bonifacio Day on Nov. 30 will be moved to the nearest Monday.

According to Proclamation 84, series of 2010, Bonifacio Day will be marked on November 30, on a Wednesday, as the date falls. There will be no moving it to Monday.

Meanwhile, Valte said the Palace may soon issue a proclamation specifying the dates of holidays for 2012. “We will issue the proclamation as soon as it is signed by the president," she said.

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Monday, October 24, 2011


Another Long Weekend Holiday on November 5-7, 2011

As President Noynoy Aquino had declared November 7, 2011 as a Regular Holiday under Proclamation 276. 



Eid-Ul-Adha is observed after the annual pilgrimage to Mecca.

Let us  join our muslim brothers and sisters in their celebration of "Eidul Adha", one of the two greatest feasts of Islam.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

October 31, 2011 A Non-Working Holiday

Last October 10, 2011, President Noynoy Aquino signed Proclamation No. 265 declaring October 31, 2011 as a special non-working day throughout the Philippines. 

That makes the weekend of October 29-30 extend to November 1, which is traditionally a non-working day for Filipinos — All Saints Day.

Rejoice! We now have four (4)days vacation!

The President wants to give the Filipinos to properly observe the Holy Day and thus the additional holiday will provide us time to travel to our respective hometowns. 

Here’s a copy of Proclamation No. 265

Saturday, July 23, 2011


There will be a four-day long weekend towards the end of August, Malacanang announced on Saturday.

In a radio interview, Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte said August 29, a Monday; and August 30, Tuesday, have been declared non-working holidays.

August 29 marks National Heroes’ Day while August 30 is the end of Ramadan. - source

Monday, June 20, 2011


Pagmulat ko ng mata ngayong umaga, naalala ko na ngayon ay special non-working holiday dahil ilang linggo na ang nakakaraan ay idineklara ni Pangulong Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III ang June 20, 2011 bilang special non-working holiday in celebration of national hero Jose Rizal's 150th birthday.

Ipinanganak si Jose Protasio Rizal Mercado y Alonso Realonsa noon June 19, 1861 at binaril sa Luneta noon December 30, 1896. 

Sabi ng WIKIPEDIA si lolo Jose daw ay isang Filipino polymath, patriot at pinaka prominente na advocate for reform in the Philippines during the Spanish colonial era. 

He is regarded as the foremost Filipino patriot and is listed as one of the national heroes of the Philippines by National Heroes Committee.

His execution by the Spanish in 1896, a date marked annually as Rizal Day, a Philippine national holiday, was one of the causes of the Philippine Revolution.

Rizal was born to a rich family in Calamba, Laguna and was the seventh of eleven children. 

He attended the Ateneo Municipal de Manila, earning a Bachelor of Arts, and enrolled in medicine at the University of Santo Tomas. He continued his studies at the Universidad Central de Madrid in Madrid, Spain, earning the degree of Licentiate in Medicine. He also attended the University of Paris and earned a second doctorate at the University of Heidelberg.

Rizal was a polyglot conversant in twenty two languages. He was a prolific poet, essayist, diarist, correspondent, and novelist whose most famous works were his two novels, Noli me Tangere and El filibusterismo. These social commentaries on Spanish rule formed the nucleus of literature that inspired peaceful reformists and armed revolutionaries alike.

I-re-republish ko ng buo ang Proclamation Number 154 ni Pangulong Aquino.


WHEREAS, Sunday, June 19, 2011, marks the 150th birth anniversary of Dr. Jose P. Rizal, our national hero;

WHEREAS, to give all Filipinos the opportunity to commemorate Rizal’s patriotic deeds and sacrifices for the country, rekindle their admiration and respect for him, and to celebrate this milestone with appropriate ceremonies, the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) requested that Monday, June 20, 2011, be declared as special non-working holiday instead of June 19, 2011, which falls on a Sunday.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BENIGNO S. AQUINO III, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby declare Monday, June 20, 2011, as special (non-working) day throughout the country.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the Republic of the Philippines to be affixed.

Done in the City of Manila, this 26th day of April, in the year of Our Lord, Two Thousand and Eleven.

By the President:

Executive Secretary


Saturday, June 18, 2011


The only photo of Jose Rizal smiling.
Jose Rizal the original traveler on a shoestring will be celebrating his 150th birth year on June 19, 2011. Pres. Noynoy Aquino declared June 20, 2011 as a special non-working day as requested by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines.

"To give all Filipinos the opportunity to commemorate Rizal’s patriotic deeds and sacrifices for the country, rekindle their admiration and respect for him, and to celebrate this milestone with appropriate ceremonies."

Who could forget that during his travels all over the world that he had a can of biscuits which he budgeted to last for a month. 

Rizal was a penny-pincher! Lol!  A real traveler on a shoestring!

As chronicled in Ambeth Ocampo's Rizal Without the Overcoat. Rizal was once invited to a New Year's potluck party where he was assigned to bring champagne. He did not like the idea, and throughout the merrymaking, he lectured everybody and advised against drinking, gambling and womanizing—the key points of the night. Then, Rizal stood up, announced that "inabonohan niya lang" and requested everybody to pay their share of the champagne bill. Stunned, the partygoers thought it was a joke—until pre-national hero Rizal passed his hat around.

Before checking into a hotel, Rizal would also ask the front desk how much the rate was with and without breakfast. He usually opted for the latter and used the money saved to buy alcohol, tea or biscuits.

Another "kuripot" story made its way to the pages of Leon Ma. Guerrero's First Filipino. Rizal supposedly survived on P50 a month in Europe, and he once wrote his sister Maria in December saying that he had not taken a bath since August, because it was "really expensive." That's four (4) long months! Whew!

Stingy as he seemed to be, however, he set aside funds for photographs. Ocampo published a list of Rizal's
monthly expenses and there was an allocated amount for photographs.
   For more details regarding this photo contest pls visit this.

As a Filipino you must know our National Hero lolo Jose! Get your Rizal passport @ DOTand retrace his footsteps, now na, go!

                   You can have your passport cum brochure stamp in all 27 places that Lolo Jose had been to.

Backpacking to retrace Lolo Jose’s footprints may be a better and pleasurable way of knowing the national hero than simply reading history books.

The Department of Tourism is encouraging Filipinos to travel around the country, with a “Rizal passport” in hand, and explore designated age-old churches, train stations, parks and little-known beaches, among others, seen through Rizal’s eyes.

The first 100 tourists to visit all 27 designated destinations connected to Rizal’s childhood and journey to martyrdom may present their passports with the appropriate stamps to the National Historical Commission of the Philippines to win an official “Kalakbay ni Gat Jose Rizal” certificate and other tokens.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Black Saturday April 23, 2011 declared a special non-working day

Black Saturday is now a special non-working day.

Malacañang issued on Monday Proclamation no. 150 declaring Black Saturday as a special non-working day.

The proclamation was approved by President Aquino and it was signed by Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr.

According to the proclamation, Black Saturday "has been traditionally declared a special (non-working) day throughout the country.''

"Our people must be given the full and uninterrupted opportunity to ponder on the significance of the Holy Week and to properly observe its traditions with religious fervor, without prejudice to public interest,'' said the proclamation.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Official List of 2011 Philippine Holidays

Official List of 2011 Philippine Holidays

A. Regular Holidays

January 1 - New Year's Day
April 9 - Day of Valour (Araw ng Kagitingan)
April 21 - Maundy Thursday
April 22 - Good Friday
May 1 - Labor Day
June 12 - Independence Day
August 29 - National Heroes Day
November 1 - All Saints' Day
November 30 - Bonifacio Day
December 25 - Christmas Day
December 30 - Rizal Day

B. Special Non-Working Holidays

August 21 - Ninoy Aquino Day
August 30 - Eidul Fitr
November 2 - All Souls Day
November 6 - Eidul Adha
December 24 - Christmas Eve
December 31 - New Year's Eve

C. Others

February 25 - 1986 EDSA People Power Revolution Anniversary- Special Holidays for schools
July 27 - Founding Anniversary of Iglesia ni Cristo- Special National Working Holiday

    Saturday, December 18, 2010

    DECEMBER 27, 2010 is a regular non-working holiday


    Idineklara ng Malakanyang na regular non-working holiday ang December 27, araw ng Lunes bilang kapalit ng holiday sa Disyembre 30 o Rizal Day.

    Executive Secretary Pacquito Ochoa said it was based on Presidential Proclamation No. 1841 o Holiday Economics ni dating Pangulong Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo kung saan inililipat sa pinakamalapit na Lunes ang araw na walang pasok sakaling matapat ang holiday sa ordinaryong araw para magkaroon ng long weekend.

    Regular holiday ang Disyembre 25 araw ng Pasko habang non-working days ang Disyembre 24 at Disyembre 31.

    Friday, November 12, 2010

    Holiday Alert!

    Great News to my fellow Pinoys! President Benigno Aquino declared November 16, 2010, a national and non-working holiday in celebration of the Eid'l Adha, or the Islam feast of sacrifice.

    The proclamation is based on Republic Act 9849, which provides that Eid’l Adha, although a movable feast, shall be observed as a national holiday.

    Aquino’s Proclamation No. 60 stated that the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos has confirmed that the feast of Eid’l Adha shall fall on November 16.

    Eid’l Adha is one of Islam’s two major festivals celebrated by 1.6 billion Muslims around the world.

    Holiday Alert! BONIFACIO DAY

    Source: Inquirer

    NOVEMBER 29, 2010 is a HOLIDAY!!!

    Good News to all Pinoys! We have another long weekend ahead!

    November 29, 2010 were declared by Malacanang as a holiday in lieu of the November 30, 2010 Bonifacio Day Holiday!

    So for those people who've been wanting to have another long weekend, this is a great chance to bond once again with your loved ones!

    The practice of shifting holiday observances became an official government policy in 2007 after former President Gloria Arroyo signed Republic Act 9492 into law.

    The law seeks to “rationalize” the celebration of national holidays in the country.

    Arroyo introduced the policy in 2001 to reduce disruption to business and production schedules, encourage domestic tourism and give employees long weekends.

    Under the country’s labor laws, employees who report for work on regular holidays are entitled to a pay of 200 percent of their daily rate.

    Regular holidays include Jan. 1 (New Year’s Day), April 9 (Araw ng Kagitingan), May 1 (Labor Day), Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, June 12 (Independence Day), National Heroes’ Day, Eid’l Fitre, Bonifacio Day, Christmas Day and Dec. 30 (Rizal Day).

    On special holidays—Ninoy Aquino Day, Nov. 1, election day, Nov. 30 and Black Saturday—employers must pay 30 percent over the regular rate.

    Special holidays also include holidays the President may declare from time to time.

    Plan your get away now!

    Have a happy weekend everyone!



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