Tuesday, November 9, 2010

November 29, 2010 is holiday in the Philippines!

  


Will President Noynoy Aquino declare November 29, 2010 as a holiday in the Philippines? Or will he choose to declare November 30, 2010 as holiday because it is the actual date of Bonifacio Day?

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Update! November 29, 2010 remains a holiday!


On November 11, the official Twitter account of the Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines (@govph) has just tweeted regarding this issue:
November 29 remains a holiday in celebration of Bonifacio Day.

@govph further tweets that:
Nov 29 was declared a holiday in lieu of Nov 30 as stated in Proclamation No. 1841, July 21, 2009 http://bit.ly/9TRfti
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Looking at the past decisions of PNoy in declaring holidays, we can see two different things.

President Noynoy's Holiday Decisions


First, President Aquino declared August 21, 2010 (Saturday) as the observance of Ninoy Aquino Day. He veered away from Proclamation 1841 signed by former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo on July 29, 2009 which declared that Ninoy Aquino Day should have been observed on August 23, 2010 (Monday). His reasons are to promote productivity while preserving the solemnity of the observance.

On the other hand, he didn't seem to notice that the actual date of National Heroes Day when it was declared on October 28, 1931, is the last Sunday of August of every year. It was only after former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo signed Proclamation 1841 that it was moved to the last Monday of August of every year.

He officially declared August 30, 2010 (Monday) as the celebration of the National Heroes Day where in fact it should be rightfully celebrated on August 29, 2010 (Sunday).

Is November 29, 2010 Holiday in the Philippines?


This double standard in declaring holidays makes Filipinos wonder if President Aquino will declare November 29, 2010 a holiday as the celebration of Bonifacio Day or will he choose the rightful date which is November 30, 2010.

While other historical figures are commemorated in public municipal or provincial holidays, only Jose Rizal, Andres Bonifacio and Ninoy Aquino are commemorated in public nationwide (national) holidays and thus are implied to be national heroes. Will declaring November 30, 2010 as holiday be President Aquino way of "preserving the solemnity of the observance" as he has done with his father's death day?

Or will he overlook the fact like he did with the National Heroes Day?

Bonifacio Day - November 30


On November 30, 1863, Bonifacio was born to Santiago Bonifacio and Catalina de Castro. His given name, Andrés, comes from Saint Andrew, whose feast day falls on this day.

On February 16, 1921, the 5th Philippine Legislature under the sovereign control of the United States enacted Act No. 2946, which made November 30 of each year a legal holiday to commemorate the birth of Andres Bonifacio, henceforth called Bonifacio Day.

Bonifacio Day is also odd, because heroes—like saints—are often remembered more for their death than their birth. Philippine national hero Jose Rizal's birthday, June 19, is a holiday in Laguna province, and the date of his execution, December 30, is a national holiday known as Rizal Day.

Bonifacio is remembered on his birthday, rather than the date of his death, May 10, 1897, for historical reasons. Unlike Rizal who was executed by the enemy, and other heroes who died in battle, Bonifacio was executed by fellow Filipinos. This was done on the orders of the first President, Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo, since he was considered an enemy of the state, after the occurrences at the Tejeros convention.

November 29, 2010 remains a holiday


On November 11, the Malacañang Palace, through its Twitter account, has announced that November 29, 2010 will remain a holiday as provided in the Proclamation No. 1841 signed July 21, 2009 by former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. This is in celebration of the Bonifacio Day.

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26 comments:

Anonymous said...

dapat magisip yang PENOY na yan! paano magiging productive ang tao kung pagtapos ng weekend eh magta-trabaho ng isang araw tapos break nanaman ng isang araw!

tingin nya bang sisipagin pang magtrabaho ng isang araw ang ordinaryong tao kung mabibitin din naman ang ginagawa nya?

kung inilipat naman, kikita pa ang mga local businesses sa mga taong nakabakasyon!

PENOY ayusin mo! wag yung puro pagbabatikos sa nakaraang administrasyon! patunayan mong hindi ka abnoy!

Anonymous said...

I don't see any valid reason bakit hindi nalang sundin yung mga nadeclare na ni EX PGMA, bago pa yata mag simula ang 2010 nag declare na si Arroyo ng holidays for 2010. Syempre ang mga tao nakapag plano na.. tapos biglang babaguhin. Sana kinonsider nya mga bagay na yun.

Tsaka ganun din eh, mag hoholiday pa din pala sya, bakit hindi nalang gawin/sundin yung nadeclare na ni Arroyo.

Kung productivity naman ang usapan, hindi ba tatamarin ang tao kung hindi diresto ang holiday? papasok today tapos holiday bukas tapos pasok ulit?

Anonymous said...

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junnifer said...

He is inconsistent to what has he already stand for.. remember August 23 holiday was veered away this Proclamation 1841 to preserve daw the solemnity of the observance. How come he declared now November 29 a holiday from November 30? Isn't this really very inconsistent?

Anonymous said...

Guys, sa tingin ko, yun ginawa ni arroyo na pag consider sa long holidays is one of the best decisions on her tenure. It enabled us Filipino to spend more time with our family, which is but normal for us. I hope Noynoy being single would also consider this as a balance between "bonding and relaxing", and "being productive upon return to work".
Rock ON! \m/

Anonymous said...

WALA KAMI PASOK EVERY MONDAY. KAINIS GRRR! GAWIN NYO NA LANG NOVEMBER 30 YUNG HOLIDAY.

Anonymous said...

yong dapat holiday yon ang holiday hindi na ilipat lipat kasi maraming naapektohan. gayan namin mag celebrate ng fiesta tuwing Nov. 30 sa tagal2 ng panahon holiday yon ngayon hindi na. Akala nga namin iba si Noynoy yon pala pareha lang kay Gloria ilipat2 din. nakakainis!!!!

geo said...

Holiday ba ang Nov 29 and 30?

Anonymous said...

hay naku! yun nga parehas lang pala sina arroyo tsaka si Pnoy if hindi sundin yung talagang holiday...nkakaloka!! na.confused tuloy ang public...ano vah! do something PNOY!

Anonymous said...

kasi sa panahon ni marcos pag holiday, holiday talaga kasi minsan lang yan sa isang taon. kagaya ng independence day june 12 tapos ilipat june 11 or june 13 d ba ang pangit ang spirit ng occasion ay mawawala minsan lang sa isang taon yan hindi araw araw magcelebrate tayo tapos ilipat lipat pa? dapat cguro Pinoy ayusin mo yan huwag kang susunod kung sa mga apak ni Gloria dapat mag isip isip ka, d focus sa mangagawa lahat tingnan ang occasion MINSAN LANG SA ISANG TAON yan!!!!

Anonymous said...

pati ba Nov. 30 holiday?

Anonymous said...

hay, stop thinking about your dates... make up your mind naman, Pnoy! Sabi mo kelangan sundin natin ang talagang date ng holiday, tapos ngayon kakainin mo sinabi mo!

Maybe ask Arroyo what Holiday Economics means.

Anonymous said...

kung pwede lang simula palang ng taon eh i ayos yang holidays na yan... ng hindi na nagkakagulo pati holidays pinoproblema ng Pilipino.....

Anonymous said...

kaliit na bagay oh pinalalaki niyo lang. sino bay may ayaw sa holiday? lahat nga pinoy gusto ang holiday! especially yung long weekends. Huwag maging ipokrito/a! kung anu decision ng malacanang edi yun nalang!

Anonymous said...

hindi maintindihan kung ano meron sa utak ng presidente natin, pabago-bago. Kaya siguro nagsplit sila ni Ms. Shalani Soledad, hindi maiintindihan mga desisyon nya.
Ayaw nya sundin yung kinagawian ni Arroyo pero sya he do the same thing also. Walang sariling desisyon.

Anonymous said...

to all:

kng mag comentkayo be objective hwg nyo nah isali ang personal na buhay ni PNoy and besides he has the power to decide kng anu ang dapat at mali. You also have to consider his side I know na he has his own reason at dpat cguro na imbis husgahan ntin si PNoy ay suportahan na lng ntin xa...ang ugali kc ntin ang nkkta natn ang mali at ang maliit nah bgay ay pnapalaki pwd naman cguro na intndhin natin ang mga bagay2 bgo mg react...hwg sarili ang isipin kundi ang ikabubuti ng lahat.

Anonymous said...

alam niyo lahat kayo wala kayong magawa kundi puro reklamo..... ayusin niyo rin mga buhay buhay niyo para maging maayos... di yong puro na lang asa sa gobyerno ginagawa niyo....

Anonymous said...

para makatulong kayo umpisahan niyo sa mga sarili ninyong buhay....

Anonymous said...

Long weekend!!

Anonymous said...

Wag na kayong magreklamo gusto nyo lang naman kasi walang pasok! Hahahah peace!

Anonymous said...

I'm infavor sa long weekend..pangbawas stress sa work..I have more time to spend wid my 4yrs old baby..saya saya bonding moment kami..kc papa nya ofw taz may work din ako ksama nya lng yaya mula isilang cya sa mundo..

Anonymous said...

dapat kasi di na palitan yung date ng holiday. kung anu yung mismong date, dapat yun na lang sundin. naguguluhan lang mga tao eh. kung hindi binabago yang dates ng holidays, edi sana di na magtatanong at macoconfuse mga pilipino.

Anonymous said...

Wag na nila ilipat ang mga tunay na petsa ng holiday. kung gusto nila humaba ang bakasyon, i declare na lang nila na non working holiday ang mga ipit na araw, at gawing holiday ang Lunes, pag natapat ng Sunday ang legal holiday, katulad noong araw.

Anonymous said...

Sana hindi nila ilipat ang Pasko sa Dec 27, Monday.

Anonymous said...

sana nga ang New year natin dito sa pinas January 1 pa rin baka mabago din oh umadvance o ma late hehehe.

Anonymous said...

yun nga e dapat mag isip ang presidente natin. pagurin naman niya utak niya kung ano ang ikakabuti sa lahat. Nag-move nalang siya yung may makitang rason naman. Sa tingin ko presidente natin ang ginawa lahat pabor sa mga negosyante walang pakialam sa mga manggagawa tingnan u lang ang nangyari sa november 1 & 2. wala n doon ang regular holiday. November 1 lng ang holiday especial pa. wala n man lang pakoswelo sa mga manggagawa. ano sa tingin u? Nag iisip ba siya niyan?

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