No long weekend for Labor Day

Rappler.com
Malacañang says the Labor Day holiday falls on May 1, Tuesday, and not on April 30, Monday.

MANILA, Philippines – Sorry folks, no long weekend this time. 

Malacañang reminds the public that the Labor Day holiday falls on May 1, Tuesday. The holiday will not be moved to Monday, April 30, for a long weekend. 

Responding to questions on Twitter, Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda tweeted, “Holiday ang May 1 (Tuesday). Monday remains a working day.” (May 1 is a holiday.) 

The Palace earlier released a list of holidays for 2012 declaring May 1 a regular holiday. See the list here

Under the Arroyo administration, the government often moved holidays to Mondays or Fridays for the so-called holiday economics policy. This policy aimed to encourage Filipinos to use the long weekends to go on vacation and boost domestic tourism. – Rappler.com