It’s official. President Noynoy Aquino has undeclared August 23, 2010 as a holiday.
Previously, President Gloria Arroyo issued Presidential Proclamation No. 1841, declaring August 23, 2010 as a non-working holiday. This is inline with her holiday economics wherein holidays falling on a weekend are celebrated on the nearest Monday. Arroyo felt that with the longer weekends, Filipinos would be induced to spend more during these times.
Well, President Noynoy thinks otherwise.
In signing President Proclamation No. 13, he believes that observing Ninoy Aquino Day on August 21 instead of August 23 will 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.
Here’s a copy of the said Proclamation…