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LIST: 2018 Philippine Holidays

Jul 19, 2017 - 11:13 AM

Malacañang declares November 2 and December 24 as additional non-working holidays in 2018

LIST: 2018 Philippine Holidays

Palace: Special non-working holiday in Metro Manila on April 28

Apr 21, 2017 - 12:36 PM

(4TH UPDATE) Malacañang also suspends work in government offices in Manila, Makati, and Pasay City on April 27, which falls on a Thursday, in view of activities related to the ASEAN Summit and Related Meetings from April 26 to 29

Palace: Special non-working holiday in Metro Manila on April 28

DOLE reminds employers of pay rules for Araw ng Kagitingan, Holy Week

Apr 07, 2017 - 6:16 PM

Araw ng Kagitingan, Maundy Thursday, and Good Friday are regular holidays, while Black Saturday is a special working holiday

DOLE reminds employers of pay rules for Araw ng Kagitingan, Holy Week

No holiday on January 30 for Miss Universe – Palace

Jan 26, 2017 - 2:30 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte will not declare January 30 and January 27 – the day before Chinese New Year – as non-working holidays, says Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea

No holiday on January 30 for Miss Universe – Palace

Senate bill eyes long holiday break from Dec 25 to Jan 1

Dec 23, 2016 - 8:29 AM

The bill aims to 'spur local tourism' during the yearend holiday season

Senate bill eyes long holiday break from Dec 25 to Jan 1

5 ways to ‘spend’ your holiday break

Dec 22, 2016 - 9:56 AM

You can make the holidays a more memorable experience without spending too much on food and gifts

5 ways to ‘spend’ your holiday break

Bank holiday schedule for Christmas 2016

Dec 21, 2016 - 4:26 PM

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Bank holiday schedule for Christmas 2016

How do Pinoys bring in the Christmas spirit?

Dec 20, 2016 - 12:21 PM

In a recent Twitter conversation, readers paid tribute to the 'bringers of Christmas' who make the season special. Here are some of our favorite responses

How do Pinoys bring in the Christmas spirit?

PH volleyball stars reveal 2016 holiday plans

Dec 19, 2016 - 3:38 PM

Philippine volleyball personalities share how they intend to make the most out of their remaining vacations days in 2016

PH volleyball stars reveal 2016 holiday plans

#WalangPasok: Dec 26, Jan 2 are special non-working days

Dec 14, 2016 - 2:40 PM

The Philippine government says it wants to 'give the people full opportunity to celebrate the holidays with their families'

#WalangPasok: Dec 26, Jan 2 are special non-working days

PNP ends gun taping tradition for Christmas, New Year

Dec 12, 2016 - 9:22 PM

The Philippine National Police wants to show that it 'is a disciplined and trusted organization,' whose members will not engage in indiscriminate firing

PNP ends gun taping tradition for Christmas, New Year

The elements that make a truly Pinoy Christmas

Dec 02, 2016 - 2:16 PM

What makes Filipino Christmas extra special and something to come home to?

The elements that make a truly Pinoy Christmas

The pitfalls of Special Economic Zones

Nov 10, 2016 - 4:35 PM

While SEZs generate foreign investment and employment they also deprive farmers of their land and distort the economy

The pitfalls of Special Economic Zones

Excited for the long break? 'Undas' trends a week early

Oct 24, 2016 - 2:25 PM

A 4-day weekend is ahead. What are your plans?

Excited for the long break? 'Undas' trends a week early

DTI, DOF looking to ‘modernize’ investment incentives

Sep 20, 2016 - 7:21 PM

Both agencies are working together to craft a new set of tax breaks to offer potential investors as ‘the icing on the cake’ to get them to invest in the country and hope to finalize the tax breaks by the end of the year, says Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez

DTI, DOF looking to ‘modernize’ investment incentives

Eid'l Adha: September 12 declared regular holiday

Sep 06, 2016 - 11:23 AM

Under Republic Act No. 9849, Eid'l Adha, one of Islam's two major feasts along with Eid'l Fitr, shall be declared a regular holiday

Eid'l Adha: September 12 declared regular holiday

LIST: 2017 Philippine Holidays

Aug 18, 2016 - 12:19 PM

(2ND UPDATE) Plan your holidays in advance

LIST: 2017 Philippine Holidays

Special holidays in 5 areas in August, September – Malacañang

Aug 08, 2016 - 7:41 PM

Presidential proclamations 26 to 30 declare non-working holidays in Davao City, Digos City, Bulacan, Los Baños, and Tacurong City

Special holidays in 5 areas in August, September – Malacañang

May 9, special non-working holiday

Apr 27, 2016 - 9:26 AM

President Benigno Aquino III orders the holiday declaration for the May 9 elections through Proclamation No. 1254

May 9, special non-working holiday

How did President Aquino spend his Lenten holidays?

Mar 26, 2016 - 10:09 PM

Aquino says he spent 'quality time' with his family, monitored developments in Syria and everything else from Manila

How did President Aquino spend his Lenten holidays?

IN PHOTOS: New Year 2016 around the world

Jan 01, 2016 - 1:58 PM

(UPDATED) See photos of New Year celebrations in Australia, Paris, Hong Kong, Japan, and more

IN PHOTOS: New Year 2016 around the world

Santa tracked by Google, Microsoft

Dec 25, 2015 - 10:44 AM

The tech giants continue the holiday tradition of following Santa Claus and his sleigh

Santa tracked by Google, Microsoft

US Christmas lights use more energy than entire countries

Dec 24, 2015 - 7:43 AM

Christmas lights in American homes consume more electricity than many developing nations

US Christmas lights use more energy than entire countries

Parenting 101: Should I lie to my kids about Santa?

Dec 23, 2015 - 3:23 PM

But does lying about whether Santa exists really do children any psychological harm? And if you do choose to lie to them, when’s the best age to break the news?

Parenting 101: Should I lie to my kids about Santa?

INFOGRAPHIC: Holiday health tips for your 30s and beyond

Dec 23, 2015 - 12:11 PM

Whether you’re in your 30s, 40s, or 50s, staying healthy during the holidays helps to spread the cheer

INFOGRAPHIC: Holiday health tips for your 30s and beyond

Employers urged to share blessings, pay employees correctly

Dec 22, 2015 - 9:13 PM

The labor department reiterates these pay rules during regular holidays (December 25, 30; January 1) and special non-working days (December 24, 31)

Employers urged to share blessings, pay employees correctly

Holiday hangovers: What happens to us when we get drunk

Dec 21, 2015 - 1:35 PM

So, this Christmas, drink only if you’re feeling festive and maybe switch out the gin for some eggnog

Holiday hangovers: What happens to us when we get drunk

Bank holiday schedules for Christmas 2015

Dec 18, 2015 - 7:08 PM

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Bank holiday schedules for Christmas 2015

Caught on video: Thief strikes in upscale mall

Dec 11, 2015 - 5:30 PM

A video circulating on Facebook shows a woman's bag being stolen at Shangri-La Plaza

Caught on video: Thief strikes in upscale mall

Will you gain weight this holiday season? Here's what science says

Dec 11, 2015 - 2:24 PM

The good news is that reducing your energy intake by around 100 calories per day can prevent such weight gain. This could equate to not having that extra biscuit, or walking more each day.

Will you gain weight this holiday season? Here's what science says

5 tips to avoid a belly like Santa’s this Christmas

Dec 11, 2015 - 2:23 PM

Here are ways to enjoy the holidays without having to gain weight

5 tips to avoid a belly like Santa’s this Christmas

November 2 should be a holiday - Cardinal Quevedo

Nov 01, 2015 - 1:59 PM

Cotabato Archbishop Orlando Cardinal Quevedo says the appropriate day for remembering the dead is on November 2, not on November 1 or All Saints’ Day

November 2 should be a holiday - Cardinal Quevedo

Palace: November 2 not a holiday

Oct 24, 2015 - 5:11 PM

There are, however, a number of other special non-working holidays in November because of the upcoming APEC meetings

Palace: November 2 not a holiday

More non-working days for gov't employees during APEC

Oct 05, 2015 - 7:16 PM

Malacañang adds two more non-working days for workers in national government offices in Metro Manila during the APEC Summit this November

More non-working days for gov't employees during APEC

September 25, regular holiday for Eid’l Adha

Sep 15, 2015 - 5:47 PM

In issuing Proclamation No. 1128, President Benigno Aquino III cites Republic Act No. 9849 which provides that Eid’l Adha, one of the two greatest feasts of Islam, shall be celebrated as a regular holiday

September 25, regular holiday for Eid’l Adha

LIST: 2016 Philippine Holidays

Aug 26, 2015 - 8:15 PM

Heads up! Here's your chance to plan your holidays in advance!

LIST: 2016 Philippine Holidays

'Don’t abuse balikbayan box privileges' – Customs

Aug 19, 2015 - 8:45 AM

The Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) reminds Filipinos abroad to follow rules on sending balikbayan boxes

'Don’t abuse balikbayan box privileges' – Customs

Holiday in Naga City for Jesse Robredo's 3rd death anniversary

Aug 16, 2015 - 2:30 PM

Proclamation No. 1103 recognizes Robredo’s 'utmost dedication' and 'outstanding performance' as mayor of Naga City

Holiday in Naga City for Jesse Robredo's 3rd death anniversary

Holiday on Nov 18,19 in NCR; Feb 25, 2016 nationwide

Jul 14, 2015 - 6:47 PM

Malacañang has declared two non-working days in Metro Manila in November for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Leaders' Summit, and a national non-working holiday on the 30th anniversary of the EDSA Revolution in 2016

Holiday on Nov 18,19 in NCR; Feb 25, 2016 nationwide

No number coding in Metro Manila on Feb 19 – MMDA

Feb 18, 2015 - 12:16 PM

All cities in Metro Manila will observe the suspension of the number coding scheme on February 19, the celebration of Chinese New Year

No number coding in Metro Manila on Feb 19 – MMDA

Cebu Pacific holiday mess: Why blame absent staff?

Jan 23, 2015 - 9:00 AM

The reality is that airline employees are supposed to work during the holidays

Cebu Pacific holiday mess: Why blame absent staff?

LIST: Bank operations during Pope visit

Jan 13, 2015 - 3:46 PM

Metro Manila and Tacloban branches of certain banks will be open during Pope Francis’ visit

LIST: Bank operations during Pope visit

IN PHOTOS: New Year 2015 around the world

Jan 01, 2015 - 3:47 AM

Countries ring in the new year – see photos of the festivities in Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, and more

IN PHOTOS: New Year 2015 around the world

Lawmaker lists good, bad firecrackers for New Year

Dec 26, 2014 - 1:05 PM

A fourth of the 1,018 firework related injuries in New Year 2014 involved children playing with the banned Piccolo

Lawmaker lists good, bad firecrackers for New Year

Filipinos in Paris celebrate Pinoy-style Christmas

Dec 25, 2014 - 1:30 PM

You can take the Filipino away from the Philippines, but you can’t take the Philippines away from the Filipino – even in a city like Paris

Filipinos in Paris celebrate Pinoy-style Christmas

#PugadBaboy: Just another holiday

Dec 25, 2014 - 5:00 AM

#PugadBaboy: Just another holiday

Losing sight of things more important on Christmas

Dec 24, 2014 - 1:00 PM

I want to be able to do what really matters this Christmas: Be able to reflect on what the reason for the season really is

Losing sight of things more important on Christmas

After tough year, Iraqis flock to Baghdad market for holiday cheer

Dec 23, 2014 - 9:34 PM

In the narrow market, Iraqis peruse Christmas and New Year's decorations ranging from wreaths and ornaments to red-and-white Santa Claus outfits and figurines

After tough year, Iraqis flock to Baghdad market for holiday cheer