Using the provision of Republic Act 9492 to modify holidays by law, order or proclamation, President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino has changed August 23, 2010 from a special non-working holiday into a regular working day.  Are your early plans affected by this change of holiday?  Tell us by leaving your comments below this post.

According to a statement released by Malacanang, “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 transaction, promote productivity, while at the same time preserve the solemnity of the observance”.  This declaration however has been criticized by some people due to former President Gloria Arroyo issuance of a proclamation declaring August 23, 2010 as a special holiday. The proclamation is in line with RA 9492 or the holiday economics law that requires that most holidays, except those with religious significance, be shifted to the nearest Monday.  Since it was declared a holiday last year, many people have already scheduled in advance activities for this day.  Are you one of those affected by this change?  Tell us your comment below this post.

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    arle's // August 14th, 2010 at 1:37 pm

    precisely yes, we are affected by the changes of the said holiday, if there is modification we should be advise as soon as possible….

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