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No more long weekends next year — Malacañang 12/21/2010

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

No more long weekends next year — Malacañang

12/21/2010
Filipino workers and students must brace for lesser long weekends and more work and school days by next year as President Aquino decided to scrap his predecessor’s “holiday economics principle” as stipulated in Proclamation 84 he just signed and was released by Malacañang last night.

Aquino has decided not to honor Republic Act 9492 that was enacted by the 13th Congress under the Arroyo administration which allowed the holidays to be moved at a certain date nearer the weekends if it falls on a particular weekday.

Under the Proclamation 84, regular holidays will be: Jan. 1 — New Year’s Day
(Saturday); April 9 – Araw ng Kagitingan (Saturday); April 21 – Maundy Thursday; April 22 – Good Friday; May 1 – Labor Day (Sunday); June 12 – Independence Day (Sunday); August 29 – National Heroes Day (Monday); November 30 – Bonifacio Day (Wednesday); and December 30 – Rizal Day (Friday).

The special non-working holidays include: August 21 – Ninoy Aquino Day (Sunday); November 1 – All Saints Day (Tuesday); December 31 – Last Day of the Year (Saturday); while February 25 – Edsa Revolution Anniversary (Friday) has been declared a special holiday for all schools..... MORE

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