Official List of 2014 Public Holidays Released by Malacañan Palace

Official List of 2014 Public Holidays Released by Malacañan Palace

Oh, la la! Great News, my friends! The Official List of 2014 Holidays was released by Malacañan Palace through Proclamation No. 655 dated September 25, 2013.

You can now plan your vacations months earlier. There are a total of 19 holidays and special (non-working) days next year. Plus there are four (4) long weekends expected next year. 

Students will jump for joy because they’ll get to enjoy most regular and special holidays that will fall on a weekday.

The holidays on the official list are as follows:

A. Regular Holidays

1 January (Wednesday) – New Year’s Day

9 April (Wednesday), Araw ng Kagitingan

17 April, Maundy Thursday

18 April, Good Friday

1 May (Thursday), Labor Day

12 June (Thursday), Independence Day

30 July (Wednesday), Eid’l Fitr (tentative date only)

25 August (Monday), National Heroes Day

30 November (Sunday), Bonifacio Day

25 December (Thursday), Christmas Day

30 December (Tuesday), Rizal Day

B. Special (Non-Working) Days

31 January (Friday), Chinese New Year

19 April, Black Saturday

21 August (Thursday), Ninoy Aquino Day

05 October (Sunday), Eid’l Adha (tentative date only)

1 November (Saturday), All Saints Day

24 December (Wednesday)

26 December (Friday), additional non-working day

31 December (Wednesday), additional non-working day

C. Special Holiday (for all schools)

25 February (Tuesday), EDSA Revolution Anniversary

Note: For regular holidays, an employee will be paid in full even if the person does not report for work and will be paid double if he or she does.

For special holidays, the employee will not be paid if he or she doesn’t work but will be entitled to 130 percent of the usual pay if he or she does.

2013 Official Holidays:4 Long Weekend Schedule

2013 Official Holidays:4 Long Weekend Schedule

Rise and shine people! Happy New Year!

In a matter of hours we will bid goodbye to 2012 and usher the new year 2013 to our lives. The so called end of the world did not happen. I bet, like me, you wanted to know the official holidays for 2013 which I already wrote way back in September 2012 here. So peeps plan ahead your escapades. Enjoy life to the fullest.

We all have a chance to plan ahead our vacations for next year as there are
at least 17 days of holidays and nonworking days for 2013.

Based on Proclamation 459 signed by President Benigno Aquino III, here are the regular holidays for 2013:

Jan. 1, New Year’s Day (Tuesday)

March 28, Maundy Thursday

March 29, Good Friday

April 9, Araw ng Kagitingan (Tuesday)

May 1, Labor Day (Wednesday)

June 12, Independence Day (Wednesday)

Aug. 26, National Heroes’ Day (last Monday of August)

Nov. 30, Bonifacio Day (Saturday)

Dec. 25, Christmas Day (Wednesday)

Dec. 30, Rizal Day (Monday) 

The full list of the special nonworking days are the following:

March 30, Black Saturday

Aug. 21, Ninoy Aquino Day (Wednesday)

Nov. 1, All Saints’ Day (Friday)

Nov. 2, All Souls’ Day (Saturday)

Dec. 24, Christmas’ Eve (Tuesday)

Dec. 31, New Year’s Eve (Tuesday)

February 25, meanwhile, is a special holiday for all schools to
commemorate the Edsa People Power Revolution, “which restored and
ushered political, social and economic reforms in the country.”  

National holidays for the observance of Eid’l Fitr and Eidul Adha
shall be proclaimed only after the approximate dates of the Islamic
holidays have been determined. 

“To this end, the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF)
shall inform the Office of the President on which day the holiday shall
fall,” said in the proclamation.

The proclamation also said that “holidays, except those which are
religious in nature, are moved to the nearest Monday unless otherwise
modified by law, order or proclamation.” 

Long Weekends

    March 28-31, 2013 – Holy Week
    August 24-26, 2013 – National Heroes Day
    November 1-3, 2013 – All Saints’ Day
    December 28, 2013 – January 1, 2014 – Rizal Day and New Year

Byahe na sa Pilipinas ! 

OFFICIAL PUBLIC HOLIDAYS FOR 2013

OFFICIAL PUBLIC HOLIDAYS FOR 2013

Proclamation No. 459, s. 2012

MALACAÑAN PALACE
MANILA
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
PROCLAMATION NO. 459
DECLARING THE REGULAR HOLIDAYS, SPECIAL (NON-WORKING) DAYS, AND SPECIAL HOLIDAY (FOR ALL SCHOOLS) FOR THE YEAR 2013
WHEREAS, Republic Act (RA) No. 9492, dated July 24, 2007, amended Section 26, Chapter 7, Book I of Executive Order (EO) No. 292, also known as the Administrative Code of 1987, by declaring certain days (specific or movable) as special or regular holidays;
WHEREAS, RA No. 9492 provides that holidays, except those which are religious in nature, are moved to the nearest Monday unless otherwise modified by law, order or proclamation;
WHEREAS, RA No. 9849 provides that the Eidul Adha shall be celebrated as a national holiday;
WHEREAS, the EDSA People Power Revolution, which restored and ushered political, social and economic reforms in the country, serves as an inspiration to Filipinos everywhere as a nation and as a people:
WHEREAS, Saturday, 30 March 2013 falls between Good Friday and Easter Sunday; Black Saturday, falling between Good Friday and Easter Sunday, has been traditionally declared a special (non-working) day throughout the country because the observance of Holy Week is one of our people’s most cherished traditions and they must be given the full and uninterrupted opportunity to ponder on the significance of Holy Week and to properly observe its traditions with religious fervor, without prejudice to public interest;
WHEREAS, Saturday, 2 November 2013, falling between Friday, 1 November 2013 (All Saints Day) and Sunday, has been traditionally declared a special (non-working) day throughout the country;
WHEREAS, to give full opportunity to our people to properly observe All Saints Day with all its religious fervor which invariably requires them to travel to and from different regions in the country, Saturday, 2 November 2013, may be declared as a special (non-working) day without detriment to public interest;
WHEREAS, in order to foster closer family ties and enable our countrymen to observe Christmas more meaningfully, it is but fitting to declare December 24, (Tuesday) as an additional special (non-working) day throughout the country;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, BENIGNO S. AQUINO III, by virtue of the powers vested in me by the Constitution as President of the Philippines, do hereby declare:
SECTION 1. The following regular holidays and special days for the year 2013 shall be observed in the country:
A. Regular Holidays
New Year’s Day
Maundy Thursday
Good Friday
Araw ng Kagitingan
January 1 (Tuesday)
March 28
March 29
April 9 (Tuesday)
Labor Day
Independence Day
National Heroes Day
Bonifacio Day
Christmas Day
Rizal Day
May 1 (Wednesday)
June 12 (Wednesday)
August 26 (Last Monday of August)
November 30 (Saturday)
December 25 (Wednesday)
December 30 (Monday)
B. Special (Non-Working) Days
Black Saturday
Ninoy Aquino Day
All Saints Day
Additional special (non-working) days Last Day of the Year
March 30
August 21 (Wednesday)
November 1 (Friday)
November 2 (Saturday)
December 24 (Tuesday)
December 31 (Tuesday)
C. Special Holiday (for all schools)
EDSA Revolution Anniversary February 25 (Monday)
SECTION 2 The proclamations declaring national holidays for the observance of Eid’l Fitr and Eidul Adha shall hereafter be issued after the approximate dates of the Islamic holidays have been determined in accordance with the Islamic calendar (Hijra) or the lunar calendar, or upon Islamic astronomical calculations, whichever is possible or convenient. To this end, the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) shall inform the Office of the President on which day the holiday shall fall.
SECTION 3. The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) shall promulgate the implementing guidelines for this Proclamation.
SECTION 4. This Proclamation shall take effect immediately.
SECTION 5. This Proclamation shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the Republic of thePhilippines to be affixed.
Done in the City of Manila, this 16th day of August, in the year of Our Lord, Two Thousand and Twelve.
(Sgd.) BENIGNO S. AQUINO III
By the President:
(Sgd.) PAQUITO N. OCHOA, JR.
Executive Secretary

LONG WEEKEND: August Holiday

LONG WEEKEND: August Holiday
 
There will be a four-day long weekend this August as officially announced by Malacanang.
Wow! Ang saya saya na naman ng mga estudyante, mga nag tra trabaho sa buong Pilipinas! Bakit? Dahil sa long weekend from August 18, 19, 20 and 21, 2012.
August 18 is Saturday
August 19 is Sunday
August 20 is end of Eid’l Fitr, Eid-al-Fitr (Eid al-Fitr, Eid ul-Fitr, Id-Ul-Fitr, Eid) is the first day of the Islamic month of Shawwal. It marks the end of Ramadan, which is a month of fasting and prayer. Many Muslims attend communal prayers, listen to a khutba (sermon) and give zakat al-fitr (charity in the form of food) during Eid al-Fitr.
August 21 is a non-working holiday as it is the Ninoy Aquino day.  
Furthermore, August 29, a Monday  have been declared non-working holidays by Malacanang.

August 29 marks National Heroes’ Day 
 

Sa mga hindi kumbinsido eto po andg Proclamation No. 295 for your guidance which you can found here.
Enjoy! Don’t forget to be grateful for all your blessings!
God bless your heart!

TODAY IS A HOLIDAY JANUARY 23, 2012- CHINESE NEW YEAR

President Aquino declared January 23, 2012 as a special non-working day in the country in celebration of the Chinese New Year.
By virtue of Proclamation No. 295 signed by Executive Secretary Paquito N. Ochoa Jr. on November 24, 2011, the President declared Jan. 23, which falls on a Monday, as a special non-working day in the country to give both Chinese-Filipinos and Filipinos alike the opportunity to celebrate the holiday.
Chinese nationals all over the world celebrate Spring Festival today, January 23, 2012, popularly known as the Chinese New Year.  One of the most revered and festive events celebrated not only in China but also in the Philippines by both Chinese Filipinos and ordinary Filipinos as well. 
The joint celebration is a manifestation of our solidarity with our Chinese-Filipino brethren who have been part of our lives in many respects as a country and as a people according to President Pnoy.

HOW TO SAY HAPPY NEW YEAR IN CHINESE

All dialects of Chinese be it Fookien, Mandarin or Cantonese write these greetings using the same characters, but we will split them up because they’re pronounced differently.
Mandarin Chinese:

新年快乐 (xīn nián kuài lè) pronounced as “sheen nyen kway luh” meaning Happy new year! (literally “The new year comes fast!”)

恭喜发财 (gōng xǐ fā cái) pronounced as “gong shee fah chai” meaning Wishing you a prosperous new year! (literally “May you have much joy and wealth!”)

Cantonese Chinese:

新年快乐 (san nin faai lok) pronounce as “Sun Nin Fy Lok” meaning Happy new year! (literally “The new year comes fast!”)

恭喜发财 (gung hei faat choi) pronounce as “gong hey fat choy” meaning Wishing you a prosperous new year! (literally “May you have much joy and wealth!”)
Fookien Chinese: 
‘Kiong Hee Huat Tsai!’ means Wishing you prosperity and good fortune in Hokkien
Let me greet all Chinese all over the world:
Happy New Year!

NUMBER CODING SUSPENDED STARTING @1 P.M.TODAY EXCEPT MAKATI AND LAS PINAS

DECEMBER 29, 2011-NUMBER CODING SUSPENDED STARTING @1 P.M.TODAY 
*EXCEPT MAKATI AND LAS PINAS
DECEMBER 30 TO JANUARY 1, 2012 NO NUMBER CODING FOR THE ENTIRE METRO.
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will lift the number coding scheme starting at 1 p.m. Today December 29, 2011. MMDA explained the lifting sought “to facilitate the convenience and mobility of the New Year exodus and returning motorists and commuters from the provinces this holiday season.”
But the lifting of the number coding scheme does not cover the cities of Makati and Las Piñas, which have their own vehicle reduction programs.

The number coding scheme will also be lifted in the entire Metro Manila on Friday, Rizal Day, December 30, 2011 which is a public holiday.

DECEMBER 30 and 31, 2011 Are Non-Working Holidays

Proclamation No.84  declares both December 30 and 31, 2011 as non-working holidays.

December 30, 2011 is Rizal Day, an annual regular holiday commemorating the death of our national hero Dr. Jose Rizal who was shot in Bagumbayan, Manila now Luneta Park on December 30, 1986. 

Rizal’s novels Noli me Tangere and El Filibusterismo and his death by firing squad sparked the Philippine revolution that lead to Philippine independence in 1898.

December 31, 2011 is also declared as special non-working holiday. The purpose of which is to give time for Filipinos to prepare for the festivities of New Year’s Eve.

All those who will be required to work on these holidays shall receive additional compensation according to existing Philippines Labor rules.

Happy New Year everyone!

2012 OFFICIAL PHILIPPINE HOLIDAYS

Malacañang announced today, Thursday December 1, 2011, a total of 16 official holidays for 2012. That’s a total of 6 long weekends for 2012.

There will be a Five (5) days long weekend which will be from April 5 (Maundy Thursday) to April 9 (Araw ng Kagitingan)
President Benigno Aquino III has declared  and signed Proclamation 95, which designated 10 regular holidays next year, five special non-working days and one special holiday.
The proclamation was in accordance with Republic Act 9492, known as the “Holiday Economics,” which was made into law in 2007.
Following are next year’s holidays:
Philippine Holidays 2012
January 1 Sunday     New Year’s Day
January 23 Monday     Chinese New Year
February 25 Saturday     EDSA Revolution Anniversary
April 5 Thursday     Maundy Thursday
April 6 Friday     Good Friday
April 9 Monday     Araw ng Kagitingan
May 1 Tuesday     Labor Day
June 12 Tuesday     Independence Day
August 21 Tuesday     Ninoy Aquino Day
August 27 Monday     National Heroes Day
November 1 Thursday     All Saints Day
November 2 Friday     Additional Special (non-working)      day
November 30 Friday     Bonifacio Day
December 25 Tuesday     Christmas Day
December 30 Sunday     Rizal Day
December 31 Monday     Last Day of the Year

Legend
  • Red: Regular Holiday
  • Blue: Special (Non-Working) Day
  • Violet: Special Holiday (For Schools)
Chinese New Year, which will fall on January 23, 2012, may be declared as a special non-working day without detriment to public interest, the proclamation said.
The Chinese New Year is “ one of the most revered and festive events celebrated not only in China but also in the Philippines by both Chinese Filipinos and ordinary Filipinos as well and the joint celebration is a manifestation of our solidarity with our Chinese Filipino brethren who have been part of our lives in many respects as a country and as a people,” it added.
November 2, 2012 will be declared as a special non-working day “to give full opportunity to our people to properly observe All Saints’ Day with all its religious fervor which invariably requires them to travel to and from different regions in the country.”
Traditionally, only November 1 (All Saints’ Day) is declared a holiday.
Meanwhile, the proclamations declaring national holidays for the observance of Eid’l Fitr and Eid’l Adha will be issued after it is determined in accordance with the Islamic calendar, the proclamation read.
The National Commission on Muslim Filipinos will issue the dates when will the Islamic holidays fall, it added.
The Department of Labor and Employment will promulgate the implementing guidelines for the proclamation, it said.

MALACAÑAN PALACE
MANILA
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
PROCLAMATION NO. 295
DECLARING THE REGULAR HOLIDAYS, SPECIAL (NON-WORKING) DAYS, AND SPECIAL HOLIDAY (FOR ALL SCHOOLS) FOR THE YEAR 2012
WHEREAS, Republic Act (RA) No. 9492, dated July 24, 2007, amended Section 26, Chapter 7, Book I of Executive Order (EO) No. 292, also known as the Administrative Code of 1987, by declaring certain days (specific or movable) as special or regular holidays;
WHEREAS, RA No. 9492 provides that holidays, except those which are religious in nature, are moved to the nearest Monday unless otherwise modified by law, order or proclamation;
WHEREAS, RA No. 9849 provides that the Eidul Adha shall be celebrated as a national holiday;
WHEREAS, the EDSA People Power Revolution, which restored and ushered political, social and economic reforms in the country, serves as an inspiration to Filipinos everywhere as a nation and as a people;
WHEREAS, on January 23, 2012, the Chinese nationals all over the world will celebrate Spring Festival, popularly known as the Chinese New Year, which is one of the most revered and festive events celebrated not only in China but also in the Philippines by both Chinese Filipinos and ordinary Filipinos as well; and the joint celebration is a manifestation of our solidarity with our Chinese Filipino brethren who have been part of our lives in many respects as a country and as a people; 23 January 2012 may be declared as a special (non-working) day without detriment to public interest;
WHEREAS, Friday, 2 November 2012, falling between Thursday, 1 November 2012 (All Saints Day) and Saturday, has been traditionally declared a special (non-working) day throughout the country;
WHEREAS, to give full opportunity to our people to properly observe All Saints Day with all its religious fervor which invariably requires them to travel to and from different regions in the country, Friday, 2 November 2012, may be declared as a special (non-working) day without detriment to public interest;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, BENIGNO S. AQUINO III, by virtue of the powers vested in me by the Constitution as President of the Philippines, do hereby declare:
SECTION 1. The following regular holidays and special days for the year 2012 shall be observed in the country:
A. Regular Holidays
New Year’s Day
Maundy Thursday
Good Friday
Araw ng Kagitingan
January 1 (Sunday)
April 5
April 6
April 9 (Monday)
Labor Day
Independence Day
National Heroes Day
Bonifacio Day
Christmas Day
Rizal Day
May 1 (Tuesday)
June 12 (Tuesday)
August 27 (Last Monday of August)
November 30 (Friday)
December 25 (Tuesday)
December 30 (Sunday)
B. Special (Non-Working) Days
Chinese New Year
Ninoy Aquino Day
All Saints Day
Additional special (non-working) day
Last Day of the Year
January 23 (Monday)
August 21 (Tuesday)
November 1 (Thursday)
November 2 (Friday)
December 31 (Monday
C. Special Holiday (for all schools)
EDSA Revolution Anniversary
February 25 (Saturday)
SECTION 2. The proclamations declaring national holidays for the observance of Eid’l Fitr and Eidul Adha shall hereafter be issued after the approximate dates of the Islamic holidays have been determined in accordance with the Islamic calendar (Hijra) or the lunar calendar, or upon Islamic astronomical calculations, whichever is possible or convenient. To this end, the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) shall inform the Office of the President on which day the holiday shall fall.
SECTION 3. The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) shall promulgate the implementing guidelines for this Proclamation.
SECTION 4. This Proclamation shall take effect immediately.
SECTION 5. This Proclamation shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the Republic of thePhilippines to be affixed.
Done in the City ofManila, this 24th day of November in the year of Our Lord, Two Thousand and Eleven.
(Sgd.) BENIGNO S. AQUINO III
By the President:
(Sgd.) PAQUITO N. OCHOA, JR.
Executive Secretary
– GOV.PH

NUMBER CODING LIFTED TODAY NOVEMBER 30, 2011

The number coding scheme is lifted metrowide today Wednesday, November 30, 2011, Bonifacio Day, according to the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority(MMDA).
The MMDA Metrobase, through its Twitter account, said that the order included the cities of Las Pinas and Makati.
Usually the traffic scheme, is in effect on Wednesdays, bars vehicles with plate numbers ending in 5 and 6 from major thoroughfares from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.