Is Monday, July 23, 2012 (PNoy's Third SONA) a Holiday?
|Pres. Noynoy Aquino (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
Also, as many of us must have already noticed, Aquino's administration is discrete with holidays. That is why, only in certain cases that he declares new holdays aside from those whom he already pre-programmed before the year begins. For 2012, Proclamation No. 295 list down specific holidays to be celebrated this year and SONA day is not included, although the President have the power to change it.
A Balance Between Rest and Work
President Aquino appears to be careful in balancing the workforce's need for rest and the need of the employers. Data shows that the Philippines is one of the countries with many holidays. Although we really need holidays for special occasions and rest, we should not forget that we also need to work to survive. In my humble opinion, I'll just follow what the government decides, since they have the overall picture of the entire nation.
How about you? What do you think? Should President Aquino declare July 23 SONA as holiday? Please write your comment.