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Malacanang Declares August 20 and 21, 2012 (Monday and Tuesday) as Holidays

English: Philippine President Benigno S. Aquin...
English: Philippine President Benigno S. Aquino III (2010-present) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
President Benigno Aquino III declares August 20, 2012 as a regular national non-working holiday in Celebration of the Muslim festival Eid’l Fitr.  The president made the declaration via Proclamation No. 455 series of 2012.

This would be a good news for employees because on the next day, August 21, 2012 (Tuesday) the country will celebrate Ninoy Aquino Day as previously declared via Proclamation 295.

This weekend will be a long weekend with the two holidays being Monday and Tuesday. And on the week after next week (Monday, August 27), the country will again be on a national holiday in celebration of the National Heroes Day.

Not Good News For Flood Stricken Areas?
The National Capital Region and neighboring provinces recently suffered from torrential monsoon rains that left the region soaked under floodwater. Classes on all levels has been suspended for almost the entire week of August 6-10 with some areas still under class suspension until now. The Department of Education (DepEd) has been in discussion on how to make up for the lost days of classes. It appears that Saturday classes would be one of them.

This movement of the holiday will add another lost day. Anyway, if the Saturday classes will pursue, it would be just a small thing to add one Saturday for this holiday.
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