IT’S THAT TIME AGAIN!
Timow’s Turf is returning back to herald the tradition where everybody is looking forward to: the nationwide holidays for the upcoming year.
President Rodrigo Duterte issued Proclamation 269, dated last Monday, for the official nationwide holidays for 2018.
The timing’s a bit earlier than the usual but it’s all worthwhile for employees to file their vacation leaves as early — and as maximum — as possible.
Travel bloggers will seize this opportunity to showcase and to assess their trips. Non-travel, specialty bloggers like this one and From the Tube could use these days when they will not post any content.
The Turf will not present the holidays in a standard post like in the past years but on a slideshow:
Some ka-DDS failed to push for the repeal of February 25 and August 21 as official holidays. As I said for last year, such moves are not a priority measure.
Regarding the status of December 8, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, as a special non-working holiday, the news so far — according to Manila Bulletin last May, it was approved in the House of Representatives in all three readings. They need to be passed in the Senate with the same process and then, the signature of the President to become an official law.
Photo credit: Cheryl Baldicantos / MANILA BULLETIN
Slideshow: Made by the author using PowerPoint 2016