December 26, 2011 and January 2, 2012 were not declared holidays

Friday, December 9th, 2011 | NEWS, Philippine Holidays, Philippines with 11 Comments

December 26, 2011 and January 2, 2012, both Mondays, were not among the list holidays for 2011 as declared by Malacanang through Proclamation No. 84 signed by Philippines President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III last December 2010.

As of posting, the remaining holidays for 2011 includes December 25 (Christmas) and December 30 (Rizal Day) and December 31. January 1, 2012 (New Year’s Day) is an annual regular holiday like Christmas and Rizal Day.

According to presidential spokesman, Edwin Lacierda, they will strictly follow Proclamation No. 84 for the rest of the year.

During the past administration of Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, they implemented “holiday economics” that moves holidays that fall within the week to the nearest Mondays.

Holiday economics was scrapped by the Aquino administration.

The official list of holidays for 2012 was already issued earlier.

NOVO7 Android 4.0 ICS tablet: Specs and Features of a $99 tablet computer

Friday, December 9th, 2011 | BUSINESS, Tablet, TECHNOLOGY with 3 Comments

Novo7, a $99 tablet computer, is reportedly the world’s first Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) tablet, as claimed by Chinese manufacturer MIPS technology.

NOVO7 tablet computer

The new Android tablet computer is expected to be released soon in the US. To provide everyone an overview of the latest Android product, below is the complete specifications of NOVO7.

  • 1GHz single-core CPU
  • 444 MHz GPU (unknown brand)
  • capacitive touchscreen (other cheap tablet models uses resistive screens)
  • supports all kinds of video formats up to 1080p resolution
  • battery life of up to 6 hours during game play, 8 hours during video playback and 7 hours of browsing
  • 2 megapixel front and back camera


Philippine Holidays 2012 | Official Regular Holidays and Special Non-Working Days | Proclamation No. 295

Thursday, December 1st, 2011 | Announcement, EVENTS, NEWS, Philippine Holidays, Philippines with No Comments »

The official list of Philippine holidays, regular holidays and special non-working days, for 2012 was declared by Malacanang through Proclamation No. 295, series of 2011.

The early announcement of holidays in the Philippines will give the opportunity for Filipinos to lay down their plans for next year. Proclamation no. 295 will also enable businesses and educational institutions to plot their work schedule and school calendar earlier. The early release of the 2012 Philippine Holidays will also give enough time for those who are planning to have a long vacation.

Below is the complete text of Proclamation No. 295 or the official declaration of Philippine Holidays for 2012 taken from the official website of the Philippine government at





WHEREAS, Republic Act (RA) No. 9492, dated July 24, 2007, amended Section 26, Chapter 7, Book I of Executive Order (EO) No. 292, also known as the Administrative Code of 1987, by declaring certain days (specific or movable) as special or regular holidays;

WHEREAS, RA No. 9492 provides that holidays, except those which are religious in nature, are moved to the nearest Monday unless otherwise modified by law, order or proclamation;

WHEREAS, RA No. 9849 provides that the Eidul Adha shall be celebrated as a national holiday;

WHEREAS, the EDSA People Power Revolution, which restored and ushered political, social and economic reforms in the country, serves as an inspiration to Filipinos everywhere as a nation and as a people;

WHEREAS, on January 23, 2012, the Chinese nationals all over the world will celebrate Spring Festival, popularly known as the Chinese New Year, which is one of the most revered and festive events celebrated not only in China but also in the Philippines by both Chinese Filipinos and ordinary Filipinos as well; and the joint celebration is a manifestation of our solidarity with our Chinese Filipino brethren who have been part of our lives in many respects as a country and as a people; 23 January 2012 may be declared as a special (non-working) day without detriment to public interest;

WHEREAS, Friday, 2 November 2012, falling between Thursday, 1 November 2012 (All Saints Day) and Saturday, has been traditionally declared a special (non-working) day throughout the country;

WHEREAS, to give 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 in the country, Friday, 2 November 2012, may be declared as a special (non-working) day without detriment to public interest;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BENIGNO S. AQUINO III, by virtue of the powers vested in me by the Constitution as President of the Philippines, do hereby declare:

SECTION 1. The following regular holidays and special days for the year 2012 shall be observed in the country:

A. Regular Holidays
New Year’s Day
Maundy Thursday
Good Friday
Araw ng Kagitingan
January 1 (Sunday)
April 5
April 6
April 9 (Monday)
Labor Day
Independence Day
National Heroes Day

Bonifacio Day
Christmas Day
Rizal Day

May 1 (Tuesday)
June 12 (Tuesday)
August 27 (Last Monday of August)
November 30 (Friday)
December 25 (Tuesday)

December 30 (Sunday)

B. Special (Non-Working) Days
Chinese New Year
Ninoy Aquino Day
All Saints Day
Additional special (non-working) day

Last Day of the Year

January 23 (Monday)
August 21 (Tuesday)
November 1 (Thursday)
November 2 (Friday)
December 31 (Monday
C. Special Holiday (for all schools)
EDSA Revolution Anniversary
February 25 (Saturday)

SECTION 2. The proclamations declaring national holidays for the observance of Eid’l Fitr and Eidul Adha shall hereafter be issued after the approximate dates of the Islamic holidays have been determined in accordance with the Islamic calendar (Hijra) or the lunar calendar, or upon Islamic astronomical calculations, whichever is possible or convenient. To this end, the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) shall inform the Office of the President on which day the holiday shall fall.

SECTION 3. The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) shall promulgate the implementing guidelines for this Proclamation.

SECTION 4. This Proclamation shall take effect immediately.

SECTION 5. This Proclamation shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation.

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

Done in the City ofManila, this 24th day of November in the year of Our Lord, Two Thousand and Eleven.


By the President:


Executive Secretary

American Music Awards 2011 Winners and Performances (Video) | AMAs 2011 | Artist of the Year

Monday, November 21st, 2011 | Celebrity, ENTERTAINMENT, Music with 1 Comment

American Music Awards 2011 Artist of the Year winner is two-time awardee Taylor Swift. The 39th Annual AMA night had several notable performances from different artists, on Sunday, November 20, 2011 at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles.AMA 2011 Winner Taylor Swift

Below is the complete list of American Music Awards 2011 winners.

  • Artist of the Year – Taylor Swift
  • Pop/Rock Music
    • Favorite Male Artist – Bruno Mars
    • Favorite Female Artist – Katy Perry
    • Favorite Band, Duo or Group – Maroon 5
    • Favorite Album – Adele, “21″
    • Sprint New Artist of the Year – Hot Chelle Rae
  • Country Music
    • Favorite Female Artist – Taylor Swift
    • Favorite Album – Taylor Swift, “Speak Now”
    • Favorite Band, Duo or Group – Lady Antebellum
  • Rap/Hip-Hop Music
    • Favorite Artist – Nicki Minaj
    • Favorite Album – Nicki Minaj, “Pink Friday”
  • Soul/R&B Music
    • Favorite Female Artist – Beyonce
    • Favorite Album – Rihanna, “Loud”
  • Latin Music
    • Favorite Artist – Jennifer Lopez

Nicki Minaj performed “Turn Me On” with David Guetta and her hit single “Superbass” before receiving her hip-hop music award of the night.

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Other notable performances came from Chris Brown (“All Black” and “Say It With Me”), Enrique with Ludacris (“Tonight (I’m Lovin You)”).

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Manny Pacquiao vs Juan Manuel Marquez 3 Round per Round Video Results

Sunday, November 13th, 2011 | Boxing, SPORTS with No Comments »

Manny Pacquiao retains his WBO Welterweight title via unanimous decision over Juan Manuel Marquez on Saturday (Sunday in Manila), November 12, 2011 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. The judges scored the 12-round bout in Pacquiao’s favor, 114-114, 115-113, 116-112.

Below is the round per round result of the Pacquiao vs Marquez 3 bout.

Round 1:

Both fighters started the fight wary and very cautious. Pacquiao connects with a straight left while evading Marquez right. Marquez goes to the body of Pacquiao. A 1-2 combination from Pacquiao was countered by body punches from Marquez. Pacquiao throws a left hand lead while Marquez misses a right hook. Pacquiao slipping Marquez’s punches. End of Round 1.

Round 2:

Marquez looking tighter with his defense. This fight is starting to look like a chess match. Both fighters are cautious. Pacquiao misses a right hook. Marquez throws a right hand. Pacquiao lunghes in. Marquez with a left upper cut. Marquez is scoring some punches. Pacquiao lands a left hand lead. he uses his lateral movement. Pacquiao evading Marquez’s right hand.

Round 3:

Pacquiao throws a left to marquez’s abdomen. Marquez tags him with a left uppercut. Pacquiao utilizes his right again. Lands a left. Pacquiao more calculating. He stands back then attacks. But Marquez moves away. a 1-2-2 from Pacquiao. Pacquiao connects with a power right! Marquez was shaken.

Round 4:

Pacquiao attacks while Marquez counters with his own. Pacquiao waits for Marquez’s left hand to land his own right hand. Pacquiao tends to brawl a bit. Then controls himself. Big shot from Pacquiao! Clash of heads. Marquez throwing a wide punch to the body. Lead left from Pacquiao. Nice feint from Pacquiao, he had Marquez scrambling. Marquez lands with a big right.

Round 5:

Marquez attacks the body of Pacquiao. Marquez’s right eye is starting to get puffy. Sneaky right hand from Marquez. 1-1-2 from Pacquiao. Pacquiao getting a little impatient. Marquez with an upper cut then straight. Good right hand from Pacquiao. Big right hand from Marquez! Marquez lands another right hand! Marquez landing with regularity now. Pacquiao looking frustrated.

Round 6:

Pacquiao cautious now. Throws a wide left. Both fighters attack. Good left hand lead from Pacquiao. Marquez attacking the body. Pacquiao’s right hand finding its mark, then his left. Double lead right hands from Marquez. Mexican fans chanting for Marquez. Pacquiao lands right hook. Marquez scores body shots.

Round 7:

Marquez attacks with a right to the body. A looping right hand lands on Pacquiao’s face! Pacquiao looks lethargic. Marquez lands a beautiful body shot. Good left hand lead from Pacquiao. Solid shots from Marquez. Pacquiao stringing together his punches. Marquez lands a good uppercut.

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Round 8:

Round 9:

Pacquiao has a busted lip. Marquez is looking more durable in this fight. He seem to absorb Pacquiao punches well. Marquez landing with body and head shots. Pacquiao is looking to land a big punch. Pacquiao now attacking! Marquez moves away. They tangle. Action is more exciting now.

Round 10.

Pacquiao prays, lifts his fist. Marquez with an overhead right. Marquez with another big right hand! It’s now beggining to become a slugfest. 1-2 combi from Marquez. Both fighters slugging it out. Replay shows clash of heads.

Round 11.

Pacquiao hits with a left-hand. Marquez misses a looping right, Pacquiao attacks! Marquez with another right hand lead. Pacquiao misses his 1-2. Pacquiao still having problems against Marquez. It looks like another round for Marquez.

Round 12.

Pacquiao has a cut in his right eyebrow. Pacquiao delivered a 1-2 combination. Marquez is using his tactical fight advantage against Pacman. Pacquiao still looking for a knockout win but fails to land a big punch. The referee stops the fight to have Pacquiao’s cut checked. When fight resumes the two fighters engaged into a brawl until the bell rings. Pacquiao walks to his corner with his head bowed and looked disappointed.