Monday, February 21, 2011

No More Holiday Economics

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Lo and behold, fellow workers... there will be no more holiday economics as per P-Noy! And the People Power Revolution is not considered a holiday in the labor sector.

Holiday Economics or R. A. 9492 was made a law in 2007 by Ex-Pres. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. It is a law wherein all public holidays can be moved to the nearest Friday or Monday if it falls on a Saturday or Sunday.

President Noynoy already announced last December 21 via Proclamation No. 84 that there will be no more movable holidays come 2011 to give daily paid workers a chance to earn more. This means that the holiday will be celebrated on the day itself. This also means that there will only be long weekends if the holiday falls on a Friday or Monday.

There are 14 holidays in Proclamation No. 84 and only 4 of which fall on a Sunday:
  • Labor Day – May 1 (Sunday)
  • Independence Day – June 12 (Sunday)
  • Christmas Day – December 25 (Sunday)
  • Ninoy Aquino Day – August 21 (Sunday) (special nonworking holiday)
Three, meanwhile, fall on a Saturday.
  • New Year’s Day – January 1 (Saturday)
  • Araw ng Kagitingan – April 9 (Saturday)
  • Last Day of the Year – December 31 (Saturday)
The rest of the holidays fall on weekdays.
  • Maundy Thursday – April 21
  • Good Friday – April 22
  • National Heroes Day – August 29 (Last Monday of August)
  • Bonifacio Day – November 30 (Wednesday)
  • Rizal Day – December 30 (Friday)
  • All Saints Day – November 1 (Tuesday) (special nonworking holiday)
  • EDSA Revolution Anniversary – February 25 (Friday) (special holiday for all schools

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