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LIST: Philippine holidays 2020

Nov 15, 2019 - 8:09 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte finally signs the proclamation declaring the regular holidays and special non-working days for 2020

Why Singles’ Day is the perfect travel opportunity for you

Nov 08, 2019 - 6:09 PM

Use these 5 tips to prepare for the Singles' Day online frenzy on November 11

DFA closed on November 2019 holidays

Oct 31, 2019 - 7:30 PM

Individuals unable to avail of scheduled appointments for consular services from 12 noon onwards on October 31 will be accommodated on any working day until November 29

DOLE reminds employers to pay proper wages for November holidays

Oct 29, 2019 - 5:21 PM

The Department of Labor and Employment issues guidelines for employers to compute proper wages for All Saints' Day, All Souls Day, and Bonifacio Day

PROPER WAGES. The Department of Labor and Employment issues guidelines for proper wage implementation in November holidays. File photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

Starbucks PH introduces new mocha drink for 2019 holidays

Oct 27, 2019 - 9:57 PM

'Tis the season for limited edition drinks – including old familiars

HOLIDAY DRINKS. Starbucks Philippines announces its lineup of drinks and food items for the 2019 holidays. Images courtesy of Starbucks Philippines

Duterte: Ninoy Aquino serves as guide for protecting democracy

Aug 21, 2019 - 10:27 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte, whom critics describe as a dictator-in-the-making, calls on Filipinos to protect democratic freedoms and rule of law which Ninoy Aquino fought for

A group of supporters of the late Sen. Benigno Aquino Jr offers flowers at the late senator's statue at Timog Avenue corner Quezon Avenue in Quezon City in comemoration of his 35th death anniversary.

Robredo prays for Marawi refugees on Eid’l Adha

Aug 11, 2019 - 11:32 AM

'Yakapin natin sila at patuloy na ipanalangin sa kanilang pagharap sa mga hamon ng buhay,' says Vice President Leni Robredo on residents displaced by the Marawi siege

ANGAT BUHAY BENEFICIARY. Vice President Leni Robredo leads the turnover of classroom buildings to 3 schools in Marawi City on June 28, 2019. File photo by OVP

Sparking joy and fearing shame: The irony of Singapore's National Day Parade

Aug 03, 2019 - 10:00 AM

The National Day Parade is the biggest party by Singaporeans for Singaporeans, and the organizers make sure we know it. But where is the sense of belonging and acceptance the rest of the year?

Grab: 'Transport holiday' had no effect on passenger bookings

Jul 08, 2019 - 6:20 PM

'Passenger booking requests were served well through efforts by TNVS drivers all over Metro Manila,' says Grab Philippines

DEACTIVATED. Some of deactivated transport network vehicles service (TNVS) driver-partners of Grab Philippines hold a protest caravan from Quezon City Memorial Circle. File photo by Maria Tan

Ride-hailing drivers to go on 'transport holiday' July 8

Jul 04, 2019 - 5:13 PM

Some ride-hailing drivers will go offline on July 8, in protest of the franchise requirements of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board

HOLIDAY. Leaders of TNVS groups and their lawyers chant 'No to LTFRB's pahirap policies!' while raising banners that highlight their concerns on June 4, 2019. Photo by Enrico Berdos/Rappler

[OPINION] On Muslims, Filipino and national(ist) consciousness

Jun 06, 2019 - 10:00 AM

More than just a medium, language is an annal of history

On Eid'l Fitr, Marawi IDPs pray for fortitude and a home to go back to

Jun 05, 2019 - 9:12 PM

Maranaos living in a tent city in Marawi are still unsure of what lies in the future for them

EID'L FITR. Maranao women await for the Eid'l Fitr prayer to start inside the Sarimanok tent city on June 5, 2019. All photos by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

On Eid 2019, Filipino Muslims recall Ramadan teachings to attain peace

Jun 05, 2019 - 6:33 PM

As they break their fast, Muslims reflect on how Ramadan taught them patience and devotion to their faith

PEACE. Muslims pray outside the Golden Mosque in Quiapo, Manila during Eid'l-Fitr celebration, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan, on Wednesday, June 5. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Imam hits vote buying as Muslims mark Eid'l Fitr

Jun 05, 2019 - 4:33 PM

'Even though the elections were conducted in the month of Ramadan, people still engaged in vote buying,' says Islamic Studies expert Jamel Cayamodin

EID'L FITR. Islamic Studies expert Jamel Cayamodin delivers the sermon during the Eid'l Fitr celebration at Quezon Memorial Circle on June 5, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Prayer of Marawi women: 'Take us back home'

Jun 05, 2019 - 4:11 PM

In observance of Eid'l Fitr, Muslim women leaders solemnly pray for the restoration of peace and identity in Marawi City

Dr. Potre D. Diampuan, trustee of the Global COuncil, United Religious Initiative, shares her view on the Marawi siege and the present life of the survivors/evacuees. June 3, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

WATCH: What is Eid'l Fitr? Islam expert explains

Jun 05, 2019 - 1:43 PM

Watch Dr Jamel Cayamodin, an Islamic Studies professor, as he explains the feast that ends the fasting month of Ramadan

EID'L FITR. Muslims gather at the Quezom Memorial Circle as they celebrate Eid'l Fitr, signaling the end of the holy month of Ramadan on June 5, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Eid'l Fitr: The challenge after Ramadan

Jun 05, 2019 - 12:01 PM

Muslims celebrate the Eid'l Fitr while challenged to put the lessons of Ramadan into everyday practice

EID'L FITR. Muslims gather at the Quezon Memorial Circle as they celebrate the Eid'l Fitr, signaling the end of the holy month of Ramadan on June 5, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Filipino Muslims break fast at start of Eid'l Fitr

Jun 05, 2019 - 11:31 AM

Filipino Muslims celebrate Eid’l Fitr at the conclusion of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan

FENCED. Muslims in Baguio City pray inside a fence, during Eid' Fitr celebration. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Filipinos must be instruments of love, respect, says Duterte on Eid'l Fitr

Jun 05, 2019 - 10:39 AM

In a message to mark the end of Ramadan, the Philippine leader also hopes Filipinos can help promote peace and understanding

Muslim women prays as they celebrate Eid’l Fitr, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan, at the Blue Mosque in Taguig City on June 5, 2019. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

After no sighting of new moon, Eid'l Fitr set on June 5

Jun 03, 2019 - 9:40 PM

If moonsighting committees spotted the new moon in the evening of June 3, the feast of Eid'l Fitr would have been celebrated as early as June 4

EID'L FITR. Muslims of Pikit town in North Cotabato welcome the end of Ramadan with a big congregational prayer at their town plaza on June 15, 2018. File photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Duterte declares June 5 Eid'l Fitr holiday

May 29, 2019 - 8:54 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Eid'l Fitr marks the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan

ISLAMIC CELEBRATION. File photo of the Eid'l Fitr celebration held June 2018 in Pikit town North Cotabato. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Malacañang declares May 13 non-working holiday

May 09, 2019 - 11:47 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte declares May 13 a 'special (non-working) holiday to enable the people to properly exercise their right to vote'

DEMO. A resident tries the vote-counting machines to be used for the 2019 polls. Photo by Boy Zabal

Bank schedules: April 9, Araw ng Kagitingan

Apr 05, 2019 - 2:51 PM

Bookmark this page for the operating hours of banks during the national holiday on Tuesday, April 9

Venezuela declares holiday as new blackout grips country

Mar 26, 2019 - 10:58 PM

(UPDATED) The government declares Tuesday, March 26, a work-free and school-free day to take a load off the grid

BLACKOUT. People evacuate the Venezuelan National Assembly building during a partial power outage in Caracas on March 25, 2019. Photo by Yuri Cortez/AFP

Texas senior's Holiday Inn retirement plan goes viral

Feb 27, 2019 - 11:30 AM

Thousands share a man from Houston's detailed cheaper plan to retire in a Holiday Inn hotel than in a nursing home

Bulls send Holiday to struggling Grizzlies

Jan 05, 2019 - 9:32 AM

The Memphis Grizzlies hope to pump life into their campaign by getting Justin Holiday from the Chicago Bulls for Brooks, Selden, and two draft picks

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - NOVEMBER 26: Justin Holiday #7 of the Chicago Bulls drives past Marco Belinelli #18 of the San Antonio Spurs at the United Center on November 26, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/AFP

23 arrested for illegally firing guns during holiday season

Jan 01, 2019 - 9:37 PM

The 7 police personnel among them will face stiff administrative charges, says PNP chief Oscar Albayalde

ARRESTED. A total of 23 persons are arrested for illegally firing their guns during the Christmas and New Year festivities. Image from Shutterstock

When are the 10 long weekends in 2019?

Dec 30, 2018 - 12:42 PM

You can now start planning your most awaited staycation and getaways. Grab your planner and mark the dates you need to file your leaves!

The superpower gift to stop

Dec 23, 2018 - 11:00 AM

The one thing that smartphones have taken away from us is the Stop Sign. This holiday season is the perfect time to press pause on social media and pay attention to our real lives.

Cross-cutting topics for holiday conversations

Dec 16, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Here are 5 conversational themes that could mend or fill in some gaps in your family and friend connections

Holiday reunions? Impress your titas with these easy desserts recipes

Dec 13, 2018 - 2:56 PM

‘Tis season of giving is also for gatherings and eating

PLAYLIST: 21 holiday songs for different moods

Dec 12, 2018 - 7:17 PM

Have yourself a merry, moody, crazy – whatever mood it is you have – little Christmas with these songs

CAAP on ‘heightened alert’ for holiday passenger rush

Dec 09, 2018 - 12:23 PM

Employees of the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines will observe a 'no leave and day-off' policy during the holidays

FOR SMOOTHER SERVICE. CAAP gears up for the holiday rush at Philippine airports from December 2018 to early January 2019.

Hong Kong domestic helpers get free swimming lessons

Nov 12, 2018 - 10:38 PM

British Simon Holliday sets up 'Splash Foundation,' which offers free swimming lessons for domestic helpers in Hong Kong, including OFWs

This picture taken on September 30, 2018 shows domestic helpers from the Philippines cheering with an instructor during a swimming class provided by the Splash Foundation at a swimming pool in Hong Kong. A charity called Splash offers free swimming lessons for marginalised communities in Hong Kong including refugees.  Vivek PRAKASH / AFP

Here's everything you can eat and drink at Starbucks for the holidays

Oct 27, 2018 - 7:00 PM

If you're not feeling the holidays yet, perhaps these dishes and drinks will do the trick

SWEET CHRISTMAS. The Snowy Cranberry White Mocha is Starbucks' new holiday beverage. Photo by Amanda Lago/Rappler

LIVE UPDATES: Miss World Philippines 2018 BYS Holiday Presentation

Oct 01, 2018 - 6:09 PM

Which candidate will shine tonight? Tune in as we catch the show live

Senate approves bill setting June 18 as Bacolod Charter Day

Sep 11, 2018 - 11:16 AM

'After 80 years, we will now have our history in proper order,' says Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia

CHANGING HISTORY. Bacolod City officials led by Mayor Evelio Leonardia with some senators on September 10, 2018. Contributed photoÂ

Senate approves Sept 2 as Ifugao holiday on Yamashita surrender

Aug 28, 2018 - 5:07 PM

The bill is now up for President Rodrigo Duterte's signature

Photo from Shutterstock

Robredo prays for Marawi on Eid'l Adha

Aug 22, 2018 - 3:15 PM

'We need to work together, with the best interest of its people in mind, to help Marawi rise back on its feet in the soonest time possible,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

PRAYERS FOR MARAWI. Vice President Leni Robredo talks to Marawi residents who will now live in the Angat Buhay Village that was built through her flagship anti-poverty program. File photo by OVP

LOOK: Colors of Eid'l Adha 2018 in Philippines

Aug 21, 2018 - 9:53 PM

Check out our photos – and videos – of the Eid'l Adha celebration at the Quezon Memorial Circle and the Blue Mosque in Taguig

EID'L ADHA. Young and old, Muslims gather at the Blue Mosque in Taguig for the Eid'l Adha on August 21, 2018. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Imam on Eid'l Adha: Pray, don't drink, be kind to non-Muslims

Aug 21, 2018 - 8:10 PM

'Alisin natin sa ating isipan na kapag hindi Muslim ay kalaban,' says Ustadh Fahad Tambara on the Muslim feast of Eid'l Adha

IN PRAYER. Two Muslim women pray intently during the celebration of Eid'l Adha at the Quezon Memorial Circle on August 21, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

On Eid'l Adha, Duterte calls for peace among faiths

Aug 21, 2018 - 8:07 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte says the Islam feast is also a reminder of the fulfillment found in sacrifice

FEAST OF SACRIFICE. President Rodrigo Duterte has declared August 21 as a holiday in honor of Eid'l Adha. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler  Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Cairo bans street sheep slaughter for Eid holiday

Aug 20, 2018 - 11:35 AM

Eid al-Adha, or the festival of sacrifice, is marked by Muslims sacrificing animals according to religious traditions at the end of the hajj annual pilgrimage

SACRIFICE. Sheep like these in Syria, will be slaughtered when Muslims across the world will celebrate the annual festival of Eid al-Adha, or the Festival of Sacrifice. Photo by Delil Souleiman/AFP

LIST: 2019 Philippine Holidays

Aug 16, 2018 - 9:50 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte signs Proclamation No. 555 declaring the regular holidays and special non-working days for 2019

August 21 declared a holiday for Eid'l Adha

Aug 15, 2018 - 7:00 PM

August 21 is also the death anniversary of Benigno Aquino Jr, a public holiday as well

Duterte declares April 27 as Lapu-Lapu Day

Jul 05, 2018 - 9:26 AM

April 27 is now a special working public holiday nationwide and a non-working holiday for the city of Lapu-Lapu in Cebu

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte confers the Order of Lapu-Lapu Kampilan Medal on CAFGU Active Auxiliary Jimmy Gonzaga during his visit to the wounded soldiers at Camp Panacan Station Hospital at the Naval Station Felix Apolinario in Davao City on January 29, 2018. Gonzaga was wounded in an encounter with members of the New People's Army in Makilala, Cotabato recently. ARMAN BAYLON/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

On Eid'l Fitr, senators hope BBL will become law

Jun 15, 2018 - 4:40 PM

The lawmakers believe the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law, which is pending at the bicameral conference committee level in Congress, will bring peace in Mindanao

EID'L FITR. Muslims of Pikit town in North Cotabato welcome the end of the Holy Month of Ramadan with a big congregational prayer at their town plaza on June 15, 2018. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Duterte hopes for unity vs 'misguided ideologies' on Eid'l Fitr

Jun 15, 2018 - 3:20 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo, meanwhile, hopes for the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law. ARMM governor Mujiv Hataman prays to Allah for help in overcoming challenges.

Like a kid at Eid

Jun 14, 2018 - 11:30 AM

'Eid'l Fitr is all about synergy in our community as Muslims'

Bank schedules for June 12, Araw ng Kalayaan

Jun 11, 2018 - 5:25 PM

Bookmark this page for the operating hours of banks on Independence Day, a holiday