January 2013 is almost over but it is not yet late to post the 2013 Official Philippine Holidays Based on Proclamation No. 459 signed by Pres. Noynoy Aquino and plan for the long weekend.
- January 1, 2013 (Tuesday) – New Year’s Day (Regular Holidays)
- February 25, 2013 (Monday) – Anniversary of EDSA Revolution (special holiday for schools only)
- March 28, 2013 – Maundy Thursday (Regular Holidays)
- March 29, 2013 – Good Friday (Regular Holidays)
- March 30, 2013 – Black Saturday (special non-working holiday)
- April 9, 2013 (Tuesday) – Araw ng Kagitingan (Regular Holidays)
- May 1, 2013 (Wednesday) – Labor Day (Regular Holidays)
- June 12, 2013 (Wednesday) – Independence Day (Regular Holidays)
- August 21, 2013 (Wednesday) – Ninoy Aquino Day (special non-working holiday)
- August 26, 2013 (Monday) – National Heroes Day (Regular Holidays)
- November 1, 2013 (Friday) – All Saints’ Day (special non-working holiday)
- November 2, 2013 (Saturday) – All Souls’ Day (special non-working holiday)
- November 30, 2013 (Saturday) – Bonifacio Day (Regular Holidays)
- December 24, 2013 (Tuesday) – Christmas Eve (special non-working holiday)
- December 25, 2013 (Wednesday) – Christmas Day (Regular Holidays)
- December 30, 2013 (Monday) – Rizal Day (Regular Holidays)
- December 31, 2013 (Tuesday) – Last Day of the Year (special non-working holiday)
The following holidays are still to be announced (TBA)
- End of Ramadan (Eid al-Fitr) – TBA
- Festival of Sacrifice (Eid al-Adha) – TBA
You can now schedule your long vacation since there are 4 long weekends in the Philippine Holiday Calendar.
- March 28-31, 2013 – Holy Week
- August 24-26, 2013 – National Heroes Day
- November 1-3, 2013 – All Saints’ Day
- December 28, 2013 – January 1, 2014 – Rizal Day and New Year’s Day
Reference : Proclamation No. 459, August 16, 2012
The proclamation also said that “holidays, except those which are religious in nature, are moved to the nearest Monday unless otherwise modified by law, order or proclamation.”
All holidays can be good times.
My husband bought our hard earned entertainment showcase from Saudi and have it shipped via Philippines based freight forwarder. We are already anticipating delivery this coming December 21, 2012. Unfortunately we are currently having mixed emotions since our forwarder was included in the watch list of DTI following complaints on delayed deliveries and missing “balikbayan boxes”.
We already emailed the forwarder about our concern and doubt (we also email copy furnished DTI about our concern), fortunately DTI replied thru our email and vouched that our forwarder was indeed accredited and is not included in the blacklisted freight forwarder, the forwarder just need to answer the show cause letter given by DTI following a complaint for delay delivery from a client which we were told that it is just a miscommunication on the shipper.
There was a slight breathe of relief, but we still have to have our shipment delivered to us before I can fully vouch that indeed our selected forwarder is legit. I will update you peeps for any positive and even negative feedbacks about our concern.
On the side note: For the time being we need to put on hold the purchase of the corner tv stand. As of the moment all we want to do is to be positive about this.
My husband is contemplating on buying a motorcycle but I keep on discouraging him. I feel that driving a motorcycle is far more risky than driving a four wheeled vehicle. One wrong move, one stone on track posed a big risk and danger to bikers. I have actually seen motorcycle accidents while on the road. I was totally speechless and frightened the whole night there after.
My husband told me that he will be a responsible biker but he still cannot make me say yes.
To bikers: always be responsible while on the road. Life is so precious that you should not take a risk at all times. Wear protective gears and ICC certified helmets (similar to hjc helmets). Observe traffic rules. And please please……do not just overtake frantically.
Life is so precious let us not take chances: safety first.
August 20, 2012 – Eid’l Fitir (declared as Legal Holiday)
August 21, 2012 – Ninoy Aquino Day (declared as Special Non-Working Holiday)
August 27, 2012 – National Heroes Day (declared as Legal Holiday)