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Friday, December 2, 2011

2012 OFFICIAL PHILIPPINE HOLIDAYS


MalacaƱang announced today, Thursday December 1, 2011, a total of 16 official holidays for 2012. That's a total of 6 long weekends for 2012.

There will be a Five (5) days long weekend which will be from April 5 (Maundy Thursday) to April 9 (Araw ng Kagitingan)

President Benigno Aquino III has declared  and signed Proclamation 95, which designated 10 regular holidays next year, five special non-working days and one special holiday.

The proclamation was in accordance with Republic Act 9492, known as the “Holiday Economics,” which was made into law in 2007.

Following are next year’s holidays:
Philippine Holidays 2012

January 1Sunday    New Year’s Day

January 23Monday    Chinese New Year

February 25Saturday    EDSA Revolution Anniversary

April 5Thursday    Maundy Thursday

April 6Friday    Good Friday

April 9Monday    Araw ng Kagitingan

May 1Tuesday    Labor Day

June 12Tuesday    Independence Day

August 21Tuesday    Ninoy Aquino Day

August 27Monday    National Heroes Day

November 1Thursday    All Saints Day

November 2Friday    Additional Special (non-working)      day

November 30Friday    Bonifacio Day

December 25Tuesday    Christmas Day

December 30Sunday    Rizal Day

December 31Monday    Last Day of the Year

Legend
  • Red: Regular Holiday
  • Blue: Special (Non-Working) Day
  • Violet: Special Holiday (For Schools)
Chinese New Year, which will fall on January 23, 2012, may be declared as a special non-working day without detriment to public interest, the proclamation said.

The Chinese New Year is “ one of the most revered and festive events celebrated not only in China but also in the Philippines by both Chinese Filipinos and ordinary Filipinos as well and the joint celebration is a manifestation of our solidarity with our Chinese Filipino brethren who have been part of our lives in many respects as a country and as a people,” it added.

November 2, 2012 will be declared as a special non-working day “to give full opportunity to our people to properly observe All Saints’ Day with all its religious fervor which invariably requires them to travel to and from different regions in the country.”

Traditionally, only November 1 (All Saints’ Day) is declared a holiday.

Meanwhile, the proclamations declaring national holidays for the observance of Eid’l Fitr and Eid’l Adha will be issued after it is determined in accordance with the Islamic calendar, the proclamation read.

The National Commission on Muslim Filipinos will issue the dates when will the Islamic holidays fall, it added.

The Department of Labor and Employment will promulgate the implementing guidelines for the proclamation, it said.

MALACAƑAN PALACE
MANILA
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
PROCLAMATION NO. 295
DECLARING THE REGULAR HOLIDAYS, SPECIAL (NON-WORKING) DAYS, AND SPECIAL HOLIDAY (FOR ALL SCHOOLS) FOR THE YEAR 2012
WHEREAS, Republic Act (RA) No. 9492, dated July 24, 2007, amended Section 26, Chapter 7, Book I of Executive Order (EO) No. 292, also known as the Administrative Code of 1987, by declaring certain days (specific or movable) as special or regular holidays;
WHEREAS, RA No. 9492 provides that holidays, except those which are religious in nature, are moved to the nearest Monday unless otherwise modified by law, order or proclamation;
WHEREAS, RA No. 9849 provides that the Eidul Adha shall be celebrated as a national holiday;
WHEREAS, the EDSA People Power Revolution, which restored and ushered political, social and economic reforms in the country, serves as an inspiration to Filipinos everywhere as a nation and as a people;
WHEREAS, on January 23, 2012, the Chinese nationals all over the world will celebrate Spring Festival, popularly known as the Chinese New Year, which is one of the most revered and festive events celebrated not only in China but also in the Philippines by both Chinese Filipinos and ordinary Filipinos as well; and the joint celebration is a manifestation of our solidarity with our Chinese Filipino brethren who have been part of our lives in many respects as a country and as a people; 23 January 2012 may be declared as a special (non-working) day without detriment to public interest;
WHEREAS, Friday, 2 November 2012, falling between Thursday, 1 November 2012 (All Saints Day) and Saturday, has been traditionally declared a special (non-working) day throughout the country;
WHEREAS, to give full opportunity to our people to properly observe All Saints Day with all its religious fervor which invariably requires them to travel to and from different regions in the country, Friday, 2 November 2012, may be declared as a special (non-working) day without detriment to public interest;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, BENIGNO S. AQUINO III, by virtue of the powers vested in me by the Constitution as President of the Philippines, do hereby declare:
SECTION 1. The following regular holidays and special days for the year 2012 shall be observed in the country:
A. Regular Holidays

New Year’s Day
Maundy Thursday
Good Friday
Araw ng Kagitingan

January 1 (Sunday)
April 5
April 6
April 9 (Monday)
Labor Day
Independence Day
National Heroes Day
Bonifacio Day
Christmas Day
Rizal Day

May 1 (Tuesday)
June 12 (Tuesday)
August 27 (Last Monday of August)
November 30 (Friday)
December 25 (Tuesday)
December 30 (Sunday)
B. Special (Non-Working) Days
Chinese New Year
Ninoy Aquino Day
All Saints Day
Additional special (non-working) day
Last Day of the Year
January 23 (Monday)
August 21 (Tuesday)
November 1 (Thursday)
November 2 (Friday)
December 31 (Monday
C. Special Holiday (for all schools)
EDSA Revolution Anniversary
February 25 (Saturday)
SECTION 2. The proclamations declaring national holidays for the observance of Eid’l Fitr and Eidul Adha shall hereafter be issued after the approximate dates of the Islamic holidays have been determined in accordance with the Islamic calendar (Hijra) or the lunar calendar, or upon Islamic astronomical calculations, whichever is possible or convenient. To this end, the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) shall inform the Office of the President on which day the holiday shall fall.
SECTION 3. The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) shall promulgate the implementing guidelines for this Proclamation.
SECTION 4. This Proclamation shall take effect immediately.
SECTION 5. This Proclamation shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the Republic of thePhilippines to be affixed.
Done in the City ofManila, this 24th day of November in the year of Our Lord, Two Thousand and Eleven.
(Sgd.) BENIGNO S. AQUINO III
By the President:
(Sgd.) PAQUITO N. OCHOA, JR.
Executive Secretary

- GOV.PH


Thursday, December 1, 2011

Contractual Worker to get benefits, 13th month pay etc.




New Rule on Contractual Employment
Samuel P. Medenilla | Tempo, December 1, 2011

MANILA, Philippines – Amid the proliferation of companies outsourcing their services to contractors, the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) issued a new department order (DO), which will professionalize contractual workers.

Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz said during a media forum Tuesday at DoLE’s head office in Manila at least 200,000 contractual workers from 2,624 contractors, subcontractors, and cooperatives will benefit from the new provision of Department Order No. 18-A, Series of 2011.

This will address the clamor of the labor sector to clarify government policy on contractual employment so that they could be assured this will not be used to circumvent the compliance of employers to labor standards - Sec. Rosalinda Baldoz said.

Under the DO No. 18-A, contractors, subcontractors and cooperatives are required to provide their workers with benefits similar to their regular counterparts. “The new D.O. will promote employment and encourage full compliance with minimum wages and general labor standards, including safe and healthful conditions of work, security of tenure, and self-organization and collective bargaining agreement,“ Baldoz said. It will also entitle them to social security benefits, which includes membership to SSS, Philhealth, and Pag-ibig.

The new order will also impose stricter requirements for contractors, subcontractors, and cooperatives to ensure only qualified companies will be able to operate. These include a P3 million paid capital to operate, possession of necessary tools and work prem ises to deliver their service, an employer-employee relationship with their workers, a PR25,000 registration fees, and the inclusion of a mandatory 10 percent administrative fee in their service contracts.

It will also require contractors, sub-contractors, and cooperatives to honor the full extent of the service contract with a company, which will prevent them from cutting the services of their workers in short periods per year. “These new provisions aim to weed out fly-by-night contractors and subcontractors. It will also end short term employment schemes like endo (end of contract) or 5-5-5 (five-month, fivemonth duration),“ Baldoz said.

She said the D.O. will become effective on Dec. 5, which is 15 days after it has been published in a national newspaper last Nov. 19. Companies, which will not be able to comply with these requirements, will have its licenses cancelled.


Barbie Dolls, Robots, etc Sale.by Richwell Corporation up to 80% off



Details
  • The Kids Kraze Warehouse Sale is from the following dates: December 2-4, 9-11 and 16-20, 2011.
  • Up to 80% OFF on branded toys, apparel and shoes.
  • Sale Hours: Saturdays & Sundays (9:00am to 6:00pm) and Weekdays & Fridays (1:00pm to 6:00pm)
  • Items on display runs out fast but it gets replenished from time to time.
  • Sale is on Cash basis only.
  • There's a parking space but it is limited only.
  • For inquiries, please call 743-1658.

Location
  • 34 Scout Torillo corner Scout Limbaga, Quezon City (View Map)
  • For Commuters: From cubao you can ride jeep bound to Quiapo and then get off to Jimenez and from there ride a jeepney going to Philcoa / Fairview and get off to Scout limbaga and then take a walk (left side) or Bus bound to Fairview then get off to GMA Kamuning, from there ride a jeepney going to Arayat and get off to scout limbaga and then take a walk (left side).

Richwell Trading Corp.

About The Sale
Richwell continues to acquire new brands for exclusive distribution in the country. This includes American brands such as Hotwheels, Shelcore, Cosco Juvenile, MegaBloks, etc., as well as Hong Kong brands such as Video Technology (Vtech) Products. In 1999, it was awarded distributorship of Fisher Price. Recognizing the growing popularity of television and cartoon characters, Richwell has been very active in the licensing business. It is the master licensor for Barbie in the Philippines and has built Barbie to be the one of the most recognized and popular brands in the market.


Richwell Trading also holds the license for Disney and Winnie The Pooh plush toys, and Sesame St. toys and plush. Through another sister company, Euro Play Distributor Company Inc., it holds the license for Teletubbies plush toys. It develops and distributes the brands Barbie, Disney, Sesame St., Buster Brown, and Looney Tunes. Its distribution channels continue to increase as it acquires new brands to complement its existing tires, toys shoe, infant and toiletries lines. Their channel includes department stores, supermarkets, direct selling and major corporate accounts nationwide.


Vans, Freego & Freshgear from December 2-4, 2011.



Details
  • UP Junior Finance Association Sale is from December 2-4, 2011.
  • Sale Hours: 10:00am to 6:00pm.
  • Up to 70% OFF on selected items.
  • Brands on Sale include Vans, Freego and Freshgear.
  • Credit Cards are accepted.

Location
  • Solair, UP Diliman, Quezon City
  • From MRT Quezon Ave: Ride UP Campus Jeep (Beneath MRT Station) - University Ave (Checkpoint) - E. Jacinto St.
  • If inside UP, IKOT Jeep


Hillcrest region of San Diego City




It's a time of merriment!  And to all of you out there who would like to party you could go to the Hillcest region of San Diego city.  It boosts of various gay bars within the city.   Hillcrest offers a wide range of restaurants, coffeehouses and many different gay nightclubs.

You would find a nice selection of gay bars, restaurants of all types, gay gyms like 24 hour fitness, and shopping galore.  There are tons of gay friendly hotels in down town San Diego near the Gas Lamp District that has great restaurants, shopping and gay bars.  San Diego offers a lot of beach options too.  

The gay nightlife include Flicks, a video bar and Rich's, known as the largest dance club in the region.

Flicks

Flicks has been around since 1983 and features many high-definition flat screen televisions and plays different shows on a nightly basis. The daily specials at Flicks include Football & Karaoke Mondays and Sundays, showing football games when in season. On Tuesdays, Wii games are available for free play. Wednesdays are known as College Boys Night, featuring $2 well drinks from 9 p.m. until closing; $3-Way Thursdays feature $3 bottles of any beer from 9 p.m. until close and a pool tournament with a $5 buy-in. Fridays offer free pizza, and $3 well drinks after 9 p.m. A wet underwear contest with a prize of $100 takes place on Saturdays.

  • Flicks
    1017 University Ave
    San Diego, CA 92103
    619-297-2056
    sdflicks.com

Rich's 

Rich's claims to be the largest gay dance club in San Diego. They have two separate rooms with their own dance floor and bar each.

 Up-coming events this December 2011
Don't miss the party! Be there on December 2, 2011


Rich bar is open from Wednesday through Sunday, from 10 p.m. until 2 a.m.
Rich's hosts drag shows on various nights of the month, and features ladies night on Thursdays, and pop music on Fridays. The club is open to those 21 years of age and older.

Rich's
1051 University Ave
San Diego, CA 92103
619-295-2195
richssandiego.com
 Come one Come all in your best party outfit! 
When it comes to San Diego-Hillcrest here is a must read link:      
http://www.gaytravelbuddy.com/hillcrest/
























































GMA TO BE TRANSFERRED TO VETERANS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL ON TUESDAY


Pasay Regional Trial Court Judge Jesus Mupas of RTC Branch 112 ordered the transfer of CGMA to Veterans Memorial Medical Center Hospital in Quezon, City within five (5) days.

According to the clerk of court of RTC Branch 112 Atty. Joel Pelicano: As far as the order is concerned, within 5 days, there are no more extensions for Arroyo's transfer to government hospital.

Same treatment will be given to Arroyo as what was given then to Estrada when he was placed under hospital arrest assures the court.

Elena Bautista-Horn says, they respect and will comply with the court's order, but they would still seek legal remedies available to them.


Sta.Lucia Mall Holiday Weekend & Toy Warehouse Sale!



Details
  • Sta. Lucia Mall's Holiday Weekend Sale.
  • Four amazing weekends of non-stop sale in December.


Details

  • Planet Toys Warehouse Sale is from December 2-4, 2011.
  • Up to 70% OFF on selected items.
  • Happening at the Entertainment Center, Phase 3 in Sta. Lucia Mall.

Location
  • Felix Ave. cor. Marcos Highway, Cainta, Rizal


Mark Bautista tagged as the third party in the Piolo Pascual & KC Concepcion Break up?


Photo from Philstar
The controversial break-up of the showbiz couple Piolo Pascual and KC Concepcion left many people wondering why?  And think what's the real reason behind the couple's split-up?

And they were reading between the lines on the interview of KC in "The Buzz."

There was a persistent rumor from showbiz town that Mark Bautista was allegedly the third party in the Piolo Pascual & KC Concepcion break up. 
Everybody has this giant question marks on their minds : Was he the real reason or not? 


Mark Bautista is an actor and a singer. He's also the poster boy of Mang Inasal. He is Piolo’s co-member in the ASAP group Pop Icons@ ABS-CBN before he transferred to GMA 7. He was allegedly being linked to Piolo before Piolo and KC became sweethearts.
Photo of Mark Bautista on his Facebook page


THE POP ICONS


Fashion Pulis @ fashionpulis.com shares the grapevine on that crucial day when allegedly KC Concepcion was said to have finally seen the light -


A Post Mortem on the Interview

Image courtesy of www.downeu.net

I am sure that many of you were glued to the November 27, 2011 controversial interview. According to a reliable source, this part of the interview was not aired:

Interviewer: Sino ba ang dahilan? Babae ba o lalaki?
Interviewee: No
Interviewer: Si M (make a wild guess) ba?
Interviewee: (umiling at umiyak)  
When the network executive saw the full version of the interview, she specifically ordered this part to be cut.

Why was she hurting?

One day, when she came to his flat unannounced, his personal assistant (PA) told her that he was not there. She did not believe the PA so she marched directly to his bedroom. She was shocked when she saw that he and the other guy just came out of the shower. She left the country after witnessing this incident.

Where are they now?

The two of them are currently in Japan for a show. When he heard that her interview was going to be aired, he immediately changed the line up of his songs.


What could possibly have made KC say on national television in that interview with Boy Abunda on The Buzz:

” PJ knows exactly why we broke up. He knows exactly why.”

“May mga bagay na hindi ko na kayang lunukin, hindi ko na kayang tanggapin…”
(there are some things I can no longer take and accept….)

Mang Inasar: Hahanap hanapin mo kesa ke PJ
Photo from Facebook account of fezzbook

And here’s what Piolo said when interviewed by ABS-CBN upon his arrival from Japan where he did a show with fellow ABS-CBN talent Enchong Dee, Kaye Brosas,KC Concepcion and the allegedly cause of the break-up Mark Bautista.

"I apologize to the public for the break up and both of us are undergoing personal crisis"-Piolo Pascual


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