Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Feb. 25: Special Non-Working Day

Dear Me,

At a news conference last February 13,
Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita said: "February 25 is a working holiday."

Yesterday, he told reporters that
PGMA has signed Proclamation 1462 declaring February 25, Monday, a "special non-working holiday."

Time and again,
Malacanang has proven itself to be fickle-minded when it comes to announcing holidays! These holidays are supposed to be fanfare for those who schedule vacations for family and friends. Well, Her Excellency integrated the idea of the so-called "holiday economics". It was such a good idea but then, she rarely stick to the dates she made.

Tsk...But then, this news is very welcomed by everybody especially travel buffs like yours truly. =)

February 25 marks the 22nd anniversary of the EDSA People Power uprising that led to the downfall of a 20-year rule of
Ferdinand Marcos. Supported by military rebels, the 1986 uprising brought about the restoration of democracy in the country.

For the updated list of declared holidays for 2008, check
Proclamation No. 1463. There will be nine (9) other regular holidays and five (5) special non-working days.

If I were you, mark your calendars, decide where to go, plan your itinerary, start saving and have that much-needed vacation with your family, friends or your significant other. *winks*

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