Sunday, November 01, 2009

Eid al-Adha no longer national non-working holidays

Isn't Malacanang just lame? Allow me to rant here because Malacanang just flip-flopped on its Eid al-Adha holidays declaration last April. Sorry folks but November 27 and 28 are no longer national non-working holidays now that the Palace downgraded them to regional holidays only in the ARMM.

According to the DOLE, "MalacaƱang Palace has declared November 27 and 28, 2009 (Eid'l Adha) as regional holidays in the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) by virtue of Proclamation No. 1808-A.

"Labor and Employment Secretary Marianito D. Roque thus clarified that November 27 and 28, 2009 are not to be observed as holidays throughout the country.

"Roque said that the new issuance effectively amended the earlier Proclamation No. 1808, issued earlier on April 21, 2009, which had declared November 28 and 29 this year as national holidays."

Sorry guys if you made travel plans. But that's just the way it is.


  1. Cholle Diswe1.11.09

    what the... but people have made vacation plans and all!

  2. John Almeda1.11.09

    labo talaga. that means, no more long weekend for my birthday!

  3. Spanky Enriquez1.11.09

    sabi na nga eh. oh well,
    only a little over 6 Months left
    of this kind of LAME leadership...

  4. Bong Uichanco1.11.09

    Hi, Ivan. The Call Center industry lobbied for selective/regional effectivity of all additional holidays. It costs the industry a LOT to pay for work during a holiday. With the effects of the financial crisis, there isn't much room for "waste".

  5. Okay naman yun brod. But when the declaration has been made, a president shouldn't flip-flop unless it is detrimental to everyone and not just one sector. I'm sure a lot of people made plans already given that Malacanang gave everyone close to seven months notice. Why take it back only when the declared holiday is near?

  6. Jeck Nakal1.11.09

    thanks for the info.. that's sad! I made my plans pa naman! :(

  7. That was very sad. I'm one of the people who have big plans on that day for my family.

  8. Totoo nga ang sinasabi ng karamihan: Fickle-minded ang mga babae. Our president swears by it.


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