Philippine Holidays for 2015

Most of our trips were planned ahead of time that’s why it’s important that we have the list of Philippine National Holidays handy. I appreciate the fact that President Noynoy Aquino just released the list of Philippine holidays for 2015.

List of 2015 Philippine National Holidays

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Complete list of Philippine Holidays 2013

Pinoys can start planning early with their 2013 vacations as PNoy issued the complete list of holidays for 2013 as per Proclamation No. 459.

Dates for Eid’l Fitr and Eidul Adha are not yet announced, it will be issued after the approximate dates of the Islamic holidays have been determined in accordance with the Islamic calendar (Hijra) or the lunar calendar, or upon Islamic astronomical calculations, whichever is possible or convenient.

In the meantime, please refer to the complete list of 2013 Philippine holidays:

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Help Typhoon Sendong victims NOW

It’s Christmas and let’s spread the spirit of sharing and giving especially in these trying times. Please extend your help in whatever way possible, donate in kind or in cash, tweet, share on FB and other social networks to solicit more help.

Stop wasting time picking on PNoy and the never ending blaming game.

Here are some ways to extend your help:

1. SMART

Smart Money: Donors to Typhoon Sendong may help through Smart Money acct. no. 5577-5130-6822-1104 at any BDO, Hapinoy or Cebuana Lhuillier outlets.

Text: Smart subscribers may donate to Sendong victims via text. Send RED <amount> to 4143. Valid donation amounts 10, 25, 50, 100

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November 7, 2011 declared as regular holiday

November 7, 2011 is declared as regular holiday as per Proclamation No. 276 in observance  of Eidul Adha (Feast of Sacrifice). Another long weekend for us! How I wish President Noy declared November 2, 2011 as holiday as well…

PROCLAMATION NO. 276

DECLARING MONDAY, 7 NOVEMBER 2011, AS A REGULAR HOLIDAY THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY, IN OBSERVANCE OF EIDUL ADHA (FEAST OF SACRIFICE)

WHEREAS, Republic Act No. 9849 provides that Eidul Adha shall be celebrated as a regular holiday;

WHEREAS, Eidul Adha is one of the two greatest feasts of Islam;

WHEREAS, the date of the festival based on the declaration made by Saudi Arabia’s highest religious body is on 6 November 2011;

WHEREAS, the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) recommended that the observance of Eidul Adha be on 7 November 2011 and the Eidul Adha prayer held on 6 November 2011;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BENIGNO S. AQUINO III, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby declare Monday, 7 November 2011, as a regular holiday throughout the country, in observance of Eidul Adha (Feast of Sacrifice).

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the Republic of the Philippines to be affixed.
Done in the City of Manila, this 20th day of October, in the year of Our Lord, Two Thousand and Eleven.

Tuko for sale (Tokay Gecko for sale)

Am I the last person here in the Philippines who is not aware about the craze on tuko or Tokay Gecko? I searched for Tuko for sale or Tokay Gecko for sale and I discovered that buying and selling of this reptile is very rampant. The selling price depends on the weight and the size of the head of the gecko. The bigger the size of the bigger the head, the bigger its selling price.

I remember my childhood days in our province in Aklan. My aunt’s house has 2 tuko (2 Tokay Geckos) inside her house and we would feed them with beetles (salagubang).

Tokay Gecko image from Wikipedia

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Help Japan

Your Php 100 can go a long way! CashCashPinoy is matching every Php 100 donation bought from them, all donations will be given to Philippine Red Cross. If you don’t have a CashCashPinoy account, register here.

Help Japan by donating as small as Php 100

New Philippine Banknotes

Our Philippine money gets an overhaul after a long time. It’s refreshing to see the new Philippine banknotes. The new Philippine bank notes showcases top tourist attractions at the back. At first impressions, our new money looks like the Hong Kong dollars.

See the new 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1,000 peso bills:

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Fuel shortage

Are you affected with the fuel shortage here in Manila? Last Friday, we need to gas up so we went to the Shell stattion along Edsa Balintawak. At first, I was surprised how fuel prices keeps on increasing but got more surprised when the attendant informed us that they ran out of gasoline.

fuel shortage

We got worried because the car’s fuel indicator already lit up and the next Shell station is a few kilometers away. This is one of the instances that a roadside assistance plan is important for vehicle owners in case mishaps happen along the road. Good thing we were able to reach another Shell station with available fuel. Come payday, we are having a full tank.

Ondoy victims still needs your help; US troops are here to help

3 weeks have passed since a lot of Metro Manila residents suffered from Ondoy’s wrath. Hours after the disaster, social networks such as Plurks, Twitter, Facebook, etc. were vigorously updated asking for volunteers for relief operations, donations, food items and other things needed by the victims. It’s been great upon knowing that there are a lot of youth volunteers and that there are a lot of donations received at that time. But relief operations and rehabilitation don’t only last for a week, in fact, when Jeff and I dropped by the Sagip Kapamilya Center Warehouse in Scout Bayoran, donations are still pouring, one big balikbayan box just arrived from Saudi Arabia full of comforters, bedspreads and blankets. According to the volunteer in the warehouse, few people have thought of donating such, food items and clothes are the most common form of donations.

The Bayanihan spirit does not only apply to Filipinos, we’re quite surprised to see US troops at the gates of Sagip Kapamilya Center just about to leave carrying truckloads of relief goods.

The USS Harper and USS Toruga are carrying bulldozers, dump trucks, helicopters and landing craft to help the government deliver relief goods and medical assistance and clear debris, according to the US Embassy in Manila.

US troops at the Sagip Kapamilya Center
US troops at the Sagip Kapamilya Center

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