Monday, November 2, 2009

No November 27 and 28 holidays in Metro Manila.

Last month, I posted on this blog that Filipinos will have more time to spend with their families for the month of November after President Gloria Macapagal- Arroyo declared five days as national holidays for this month.

Well, that was last month. It turns out that the President has signed another proclamation, Proclamation No. 1808-A on October 26, amending the earlier Proclamation No. 1808 which was issued on April 21, 2009, which declared November 27 and 28 as national holidays in celebration of Eid'l Adha, which is one of the two great feasts of Islam.

Based on the proclamation, the holidays will still be observed but only in the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM). This means that the pay rules for regular holidays during the said dates will only apply in the ARMM region.

This decision is in response to appeals from the country’s business and manufacturing sectors who are still recovering after their production has been severely affected by the recent storms.

By virtue of this proclamation, there will only be three holidays nationwide this November which was declared under earlier Proclamation No. 1699. These are: All Saints Day, which is a special non-working day on November 1; the additional special non-working day on November 2, and the regular holiday in celebration of Bonifacio Day on November 30, 2009.

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