August 21, 2010 Special Non-Working Holiday

Holiday economics no more! MalacaƱang on Wednesday evening has finally decided to declare August 21, which falls on a Saturday, as a special non-working holiday by virtue of Presidential Proclamation No. 13 to celebrate Ninoy Aquino Day instead of August 23, Monday.

"The purpose for observing Ninoy Aquino Day on August 21 instead of August 23 is to avoid the imposition of unnecessary financial burden upon the employers, ensure the continuity of government, business, and commercial transactions, promote productivity, while at the same time preserve the solemnity of the observance," read a statement from a Palace official.

Starting with this announcement, those who got used of taking vacations during long weekends (Saturday and Sunday plus special non-working holiday) should bid goodbye to the old habit.