Last July 21, 2009, President GMA signed Proclamation No. 1841 declaring regular holidays, special non-working days and special holidays for all schools. Such proclamation covers at least twelve long weekend-holidays for Filipinos. This is in line with GMA’s belief that a longer weekend promotes domestic tourism and enables employers to plan their work schedules effectively and efficiently resulting in improved productivity. I don’t know with you but if the common Pinoy does not have enough money to spare during these long weekends, this whole thing doesn’t help a bit. The only reliable impact of this policy will be additional babies – if you catch my drift. Just the same, enjoy those long vacations!