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November 7, 2011 Regular Holiday | PROCLAMATION NO. 276 | Eid’l Adha

Saturday, October 22nd, 2011 | Announcement, EVENTS, NEWS, Philippines with No Comments »

November 7, 2011 was declared as a regular holiday by the Philippines government through Proclamation no. 276 series of 2011. Malacañang made the announcement in observance of the Muslim celebration of Eid’l Adha. The regular holiday on November 7 is declared throughout the country.Philippines Government logo

Eid’l Adha is a religious Muslim holiday celebration being practiced around the world.

The recent declaration by Malacanang will give another long weekend to Filipino workers. Earlier, Malacanang declared October 31 (Monday) and November 1 (Tuesday) as special non-working holidays.

MALACAÑAN PALACE
MANILA

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES

PROCLAMATION NO. 276

DECLARING MONDAY, 7 NOVEMBER 2011, AS A REGULAR HOLIDAY THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY, IN OBSERVANCE OF EIDUL ADHA (FEAST OF SACRIFICE)

WHEREAS, Republic Act No. 9849 provides that Eidul Adha shall be celebrated as a regular holiday;

WHEREAS, Eidul Adha is one of the two greatest feasts of Islam;

WHEREAS, the date of the festival based on the declaration made by Saudi Arabia’s highest religious body is on 6 November 2011;

WHEREAS, the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) recommended that the observance of Eidul Adha be on 7 November 2011 and the Eidul Adha prayer held on 6 November 2011;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BENIGNO S. AQUINO III, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby declare Monday, 7 November 2011, as a regular holiday throughout the country, in observance of Eidul Adha (Feast of Sacrifice).

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the Republic of the Philippines to be affixed.

Done in the City of Manila, this 20th day of October, in the year of Our Lord, Two Thousand and Eleven.

(Sgd.) BENIGNO S. AQUINO III

By the President
(Sgd.) PAQUITO N. OCHOA JR.

Executive Secretary

October 31, 2011, Special Non-Working Holiday Says Proclamation No. 265 By Malacanang

Monday, October 10th, 2011 | Announcement, NEWS, Philippines with No Comments »

October 31, 2011, a Monday, was declared as a special non-working holiday by Malacanang through Proclamation No. 265 today, October 10, 2011. The early declaration of October 31 as a non-working holiday will enable everyone to plan the long weekend which will start from October 29.Philippines Holidays

Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr. signed Proclamation No. 265 that that gives “full opportunity to our people to properly observe [All Saints’ Day] with all its religious fervor which invariably requires them to travel to and from different regions of the country.”

All Saints’ Day, also a special non-working holiday, is observed on November 1 and falls on a Tuesday this year.

Related blog post: Proclamation No. 65 Complete Text

August 29, 2011, August 30, 2011 Regular Holiday in the Philippines | National Heroes Day | Eid’l Fitr | Feast of Ramadhan

Monday, August 22nd, 2011 | Announcement, NEWS, Philippines with 1 Comment

August 29, 2011, National Heroes Day, and August 30, 2011, Feast of Ramadan, has been declared as regular holidays by the Philippine government, according to its Official Gazette website.

Malacanang issued Proclamation No. 234 stating that August 30, which is a Tuesday, will be a regular holiday throughout the country in observance of Eid’l Fitr (Feast of Ramadhan). August 29 was already included in earlier declared list of holidays issued through Proclamation No. 84.

Below is the complete text of Proclamation No. 234 issued by Malacanang through its official website.

MALACAÑAN PALACE
MANILA

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES

PROCLAMATION NO. 234

DECLARING TUESDAY, 30 AUGUST 2011, AS A REGULAR HOLIDAY THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY IN OBSERVANCE OF EID’L FITR (FEAST OF RAMADHAN)

WHEREAS, Republic Act No. 9177 declared Eid’l Fitr (Feast of Ramadhan) as a regular holiday throughout the country;

WHEREAS, Eid’l Fitr is celebrated by the Muslim World for three (3) days after the end of the month of fasting;

WHEREAS, to promote cultural understanding and integration, the entire Filipino nation should have the full opportunity to join their Muslim brothers and sisters in the observance and celebration of Eid’l Fitr;

WHEREAS, in order to bring the religious and cultural significance of the Eid’l Fitr to the fore of national consciousness, it is necessary to declare Tuesday, 30 August 2011, as a regular holiday throughout the country.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BENIGNO S. AQUINO III, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby declare Tuesday, 30 August 2011, as a regular holiday throughout the country in observance of Eid’l Fitr (Feast of Ramadhan). The Eid’l Fitr prayer shall depend on the result of the Niyata or moon-sighting activity on the 29th day of Ramadhan 1432H, corresponding to 29 August 2011.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the Republic of the Philippines to be affixed.

Done in the City of Manila, this 11th day of August, in the year of Our Lord, Two Thousand and Eleven.

(Sgd.) BENIGNO S. AQUINO III

By the President:
(Sgd.) PAQUITO N. OCHOA, JR.

Executive Secretary

Related Blog: 2011 Complete list of Holidays in the Philippines

Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) Supports RH Bill In A Statement Against Catholic Church Stand

Monday, April 25th, 2011 | Announcement, NEWS, Philippines, Politics with No Comments »
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The Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) is headed for a clash with the Catholic Church as the INC openly expressed its support for the Reproductive Health (RH) Bill being authored by Representative Rogelio Espina.

The INC has wrote a letter of support for the RH Bill to Congressman Espina, the House population and family relations committee chairman, on October 2010.

In the letter, INC Executive Minister Eduardo Manalo said that it is the “moral imperative” of every parent to guide their children and make sure they have food, shelter, clothing, and proper education. This can be done if they “plan the number of their children and keep it under control.” Manalo added that “INC supports artificial family planning methods as long as they do not induce abortion.”

Below is part of the letter of support sent by the INC to Rep. Espina. The statement has openly contradicts the stand of the Catholic Church on natural way of family planning.

These methods are not only unnatural and ineffective but they also are immoral, since they contradict the commandment that God has given to married couples. The Bible instructs married couples not to deprive one another of intimate marital relations for long, extended period of time.

“Further, any abstinence at all for a married couple is supposed to be with the mutual consent of husband and wife and not for the purpose of preventing pregnancies,” he said.

 

Joseph Brianne Seño Escala of LPU Batangas is Topnotcher January 2011 Officer-In-Charge of an Engineering Watch Licensure Exam

Friday, January 28th, 2011 | Announcement with No Comments »

The Lyceum of the Philippines University (LPU) community proudly congratulates its new Board Topnotcher, 3E Joseph Brianne Seño Escala, in the recent OFFICER-IN-CHARGE OF AN ENGINEERING WATCH Licensure Examination (Written Phase), held this January, 2011.

Joseph Brianne Seño Escala, graduate of LYCEUM INTERNATIONAL MARITIME ACADEMY(LIMA), garnered a 91.75 rating.

Other LPU students who made it to the Top Ten are:

  • Ronaldo Alcantara Amido (90.25) – TOP 7
  • Pol Elwood Dongsal Ebreo (90.00) – TOP 8
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