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PNoy rewrites Gloria, brings back Philippine public holidays in 2011

On December 20, 2010 the Office of the President released Proclamation No. 84 which declares the following regular and special days for the year 2011:

Regular Holidays:

New Year’s Day January 1 (Saturday)
Araw ng Kagitingan April 9 (Sunday)
Maundy Thursday April 21 (Thursday)
Good Friday April 22 (Friday)
Labor Day May 1 (Sunday)
Independence Day June 12 (Sunday)
National Heroes Day August 29 (Last Monday of August)
Bonifacio Day November 30 (Wednesday)
Christmas Day December 25 (Sunday)
Rizal Day December 30 (Friday)

Special (Non-Working) Days:

Ninoy Aquino Day August 21 (Sunday)
All Saints Day November 1 (Tuesday)
Eidul-Fitar (approximate) September 1 (Thursday)
Last Day of the Year December 31 (Saturday)

Special Holiday (for all schools):

EDSA Revolution Anniversary February 25 (Friday)

Unlike his predecessor Gloria Arroyo, Philippine President Noynoy Aquino chose not to move the holidays (to the nearest Monday). Instead, Filipinos will be celebrating holidays on the actual date. Many of these holidays fall on a weekend, so students and employees of business that only run during weekdays will only experience seven (7) days off.

Do you agree with Noynoy’s move?