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Road Safety for Long Weekends

There are two long weekends in November. Holidays for the rest of 2009 and for the full year of 2010 had long been announced. Filipinos go home to provinces for undas. With long weekends, our roads will be full. Traffic will be heavy. Patience will run thin. So, wherever you are, please remember these road safety tips (most are from emails floating around): Continue reading Road Safety for Long Weekends

2 Long Weekends in November: All Saints Day, Eid’l Adha and Bonifacio Day

The holiday drought in October of 2009 must be the cause for the spike of search queries on November holidays. Is November 2 a holiday? What about November 27? Of course, there are similar questions whether October 30 or 31 have been declared as non-working holidays, but let’s take it up in a later post. Continue reading 2 Long Weekends in November: All Saints Day, Eid’l Adha and Bonifacio Day

Time to Travel: Long Vacations and Holidays for 2009

Expenses for travel, leisure, vacations and whatever you want to call it are not necessities, so these expenses get crossed out in the family budget’s list in times of recession or financial crunch. Still, it wouldn’t hurt to know the declared long weekends for 2009. By way of summarizing the official list of 2009 regular and special non-working national holidays (through Proclamation 1699), the following are the list of the ten (10) long weekends (weekends tacked to the official national holidays): Continue reading Time to Travel: Long Vacations and Holidays for 2009

The Mystery of the Movable Holidays in the Philippines

Maybe holidays are fixed in your country. So when you take a vacation, you know exactly the time frame and you know whether others would also be on vacation at that time (which is crucial for those who don’t want crowds in resorts, beaches or other vacation spots). We Filipinos use to have fixed holiday dates in the Philippines, but that changed a couple of years ago. Continue reading The Mystery of the Movable Holidays in the Philippines