Aquino gives Filipinos one more holiday


President Benigno Aquino

Malacañang on Tuesday reiterated that Dec. 24 had been declared a “special (nonworking) day” throughout the country.

The Palace released a copy of Proclamation No. 361 declaring Dec. 24 a nonworking day since it falls between Dec. 23 (Sunday) and Dec. 25 (Christmas Day), which is a regular holiday.

The declaration “will give the people full opportunity to celebrate Christmas with their family and loved ones,” said the proclamation.

“The Department of Labor and Employment is hereby directed to issue the appropriate circular to implement this proclamation for the private sector,” it said.

President Aquino signed the proclamation as early as March 29 this year.

The other holidays and special nonworking days for the month of December are Rizal Day (Dec. 30, Sunday), which is a regular holiday, and Dec. 31 (Monday), which is a special nonworking day.

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  • aristeosj

    too many holidays in the Phil.we need to work harder!

    • antonioluna

      eh di magtrabaho ka! single ka no?

      • aristeosj

        tayong mga Pilipino magsumikap pa at napag-iiwanan
        na tayo kahit ng mga kalapit nating mga bansa.hindi
        ko sinasabing magtrabaho na parang kayod kabayo
        ng tulad sa America.may nakalaan namang sarili
        nating mga ang gamitin para mag-
        holiday.hindi iyong parati na lang nagdedeklara
        ang gobyerno.

        nahuhuli na tayo kabayan.oo nga pala,may asawa ako
        at dalawang anak.

    • Allan

      alone and unattached? lighten up!

      • aristeosj

        we need to work harder.our neighboring countries have
        left us eating their dust long time ago.
        BTW,am married with 2 kids.

    • Lucy Santiago

      taas muna nila sahod at bawasan ang kurakot :)

  • Kevin Aquino

    I hope Pinoys will still enjoy holidays with families. This is threatened by RH Bill. So let us enjoy this season while the children are still with us.

    • louie

      hay… i am enjoying the holiday season until i read this comment. RH Bill is not for you but for those parents who want to plan their families. If you don’t support informed decision then don’t keep others from the ignorance of their choices. Let free will rule on the case of reproductive health.

      • MaySenseBa

        RH bill kills children already with us….patay tayo diyan.  @luwii:disqus wag mo naman patulan yan mga ninuno ng katangahan na mga ganyan!

      • louie

        i can’t help it! anyway, thanks for the reminder.

      • Mike Henry French

         have u even read the Bill itself??????????
        Your bishop and priest havent eeven read them

      • MaySenseBa

        And you’re replying to me because?

  • billy gunner

    ambaet mo penoy. sana kunin kna ni lord!

  • regd

    AWESOME! Thanks PNoy!
    A very Merry Christmas to you Mr. President!
    Oh yeah… Happy New Year as well.

  • Your_King

    These are the types of achievements that Aquino has. I like holidays so i’m not complaining. Its just funny that he gives speeches, takes trips, work half-days and calls in sick, does photo-ops, and apparently gives Filipinos holidays. I guess its good to be the Philippine President.

    • RONNIE858

      mga ungas talaga ang karamihan sa mga Pinoy, bibigyan mo, masama ka rin. Lahat ng naging presidente ginagawa yan. hirap initindihin talaga…

      • Your_King

        Aquino is the least hard-working President the Philippines has seen. His only competitor is maybe ERAP but at least ERAP visited and cared for the well-being of the poor.

  • disqusted0fu

    we all know that giving holidays is where we can count on Aquino the most. thats his expertise. hence noynoying.

  • Guest

    That is his olive branch to the church!

  • CN

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of you. :)

  • Pepe Alas

    What about those who work for BPO companies?

  • lex

    thank you for a no brainer proclamation abnoy!

  • del pillar

    Good move thou it is expected in any administration!

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