Aquino declares Dec. 24 a special holiday


MANILA, Philippines—President Benigno Aquino has declared December 24, 2012  a special non-working holiday throughout the country.

December 24, a Monday, falls between a Sunday and a regular holiday Christmas Day.

“The declaration of 24 December 2012 as a special (non-working) day will give the people full opportunity to celebrate Christmas with their family and loved ones,” President Aquino said in Proclamation No. 361.

“The Department of Labor and Employment is hereby directed to issue appropriate circular to implement this Proclamation for the private sector,” he added.

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  • Ben_Benson

    … another Noynoying day for everyone … I luv this guy…. MORE MORE MORE !!!!!

    • Poe’s Law

      I don’t agree. Dapat regular work day yung araw na yan. Si PNoy talaga pasikat lang. Yun lang kaya niyang gawin. Akalain mo ba naman gawing special non-working holiday yung December 24? Sinong magaling na presidente ang ginagawa yun?

      • paulo

        pero pag hindi nya ideclare, magrereklamo ka rin??
        “damned if you do, damned if you don’t.”

      • oozingkev

        edi pumasok ka sa 24. papasukin mo rin sa school ung mga studyante

  • BatangSingapore

    Ang layo pa ng Disyembre, puros bakasyon lang sinisiksik sa utak ng mga Filipino.  Parang Noynoying lang hahahhahahha.

  • jhujaejyt

    Susunod na holiday nyan December 31….

    • oozingkev

      that should be a holiday.

    • alice_in_chains

      huh? holiday yan palagi.

  • Banana Na

    sarap sa pilipinas puro bakasyon nasa utak, kaya corrupt ng corrupt ang mga government official para sa araw na bakasyon ay masarap gumastos para ramdam mo ang mga bakasyon at sa chirstmas day…baka pwede, sa birthday ko, gawin na rin ng government ng HOLIDAY para ma-feel ng tao ang KAARAWAN ko…haaaa

  • Rolando Karaan

    A straight path to improve the economy. more non working days. Gov. employees are paid for not working, common employees get double pay, which is double added to the price calculation of businesses. And all people will pay more, “improving” the economy. Noynoy wisdom….

  • alice_in_chains

    this is not favorable to contractual workers. but most will definitely and absolutely like this.  either the 24th or the 25th is fine. comown people, you must be joking!…magpakatototo nga kayo!!! 

  • Jon

    Its more fun…to be noynoying…in the Philippines. 

  • Philcor

    ang aga naman ng pasko ni penoy…

  • Pauline

    tama lang! i think most ng mga tao magshashopping at gagasta ng pera panggrocery sa Dec 24 = oh edi mas maganda pa sa ekonomiya! haha

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