Saturday, September 10, 2005

Bakasyon Grande

Brace yourself up for a long break starting October 29. Here's why:

October 29 Saturday
October 30 Sunday
October 31 Monday (Sandwiched by two non-working days)
November 1 All Saints Day
November 2 All Souls Day
November 3 Eidl Feitre (Last day of Ramadan which, officially, is a legal
holiday)
November 4 Friday (Who would want to go to work on a Friday after a long
break?)
November 5 Saturday
November 6 Sunday

Spread the good news!

*MALACA√ĎANG*

*Manila*

*BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES*

*PROCLAMATION NO. 839*

*DECLARING OCTOBER 31, 2005 (MONDAY) AND DECEMBER 26, 2005 (MONDAY), AS
SPECIAL (NON-WORKING) DAYS AND DECLARING NOVEMBER 30, 2005 (WEDNESDAY), AS A
WORKING DAY, WHILE AUTHORIZING NOVEMBER 28, 2005 (MONDAY), AS A NON-WORKING
HOLIDAY, THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY*

*WHEREAS, *December 26, 2005 (Monday), may be declared as an additional
day-off pursuant to Section 9, Rule IV of the Omnibus rules Implementing the
Labor Code, which states that "where a regular holiday falls on a Sunday,
the following day shall be considered a special holiday for purposes of the
Labor Code, unless said day is also a regular holiday;

*WHEREAS, *October 31, 2005 (Monday) may also be declared as a special day
to give our people more time to observe All Saints day;

*WHEREAS, *November 28, 2005 (Monday) may also be declared as a non-working
holiday while November 30, 2005 (Wednesday) may be declared a working day,
provided that all activities and celebration in observance of "Bonifacio
Day" shall remain to be observed on November 30, 2005 (Wednesday); and

*WHEREAS, *a longer weekend also promotes domestic tourism and enables
employers to plan their work schedules effectively and efficiently,
resulting in improved productivity.

*NOW, THEREFORE, I, GLORIA MACAPAGAL-ARROYO, *President of the Republic of
the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby
declare the following:

*SECTION 1. *October 31, 2005 (Monday) and December 26, 2005 (Monday) shall
be special (non-working) days throughout the country.

*SECTION 2. *November 30, 2005 (Wednesday) shall be a working day, while
November 28, 2005 (Monday) shall be the non-working holiday throughout the
country.

All activities and celebrations in observance of "Bonifacio Day" shall,
however, remain to be observed on November 30, 2005 (Wednesday).

*SECTION 3. *The Department of Labor and Employment shall issue the
appropriate guidelines to implement this Proclamation.

*SECTION 4. *This Proclamation shall take effect immediately.

*IN WITNESS WHEREOF, *I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the
Republic of the Philippines to be affixed.

Done, in the City of Manila this 10th day of May in the year of our Lord,
Two Thousand and Five.

(Sgd.)* GLORIA MACAPAGAL-ARROYO*

By the President:

(Sgd.) *EDUARDO R. ERMITA*
Executive Secretary

2 Comments:

Blogger riche||e said...

[insert name of decent beach] here i come! bwahahaha

hmmm.. i have a feeling we're going to spend part of the sembreak cleaning the room.

8:21 PM  
Blogger jillsabs said...

rich: yeah we should. that room is like a war zone!

6:14 AM  

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