Only two work days
As November opens
TAGBILARAN CITY, October 29, (PIA) —Boholanos start their week with two days off and ends it with another holiday as the year’s shortest work week presents itself as a November opener.
By virtue of Presidential Proclamation 1105 series of 2015, then President Benigno S. Aquino declared October 31, which now falls on a Monday, as an additional special non working day.
That day, pay for those who render work this Monday would be treated the same way for those who would be working on November 1, a special non-working day.
The following day, a Tuesday has been a regular holiday in the Philippines: All Saints’ Day which has been declared a special non working day.
The two days of holiday adds up to the previous Saturday and Sunday, making a four day of rest and travel to allow relatives to visit their loved ones in cemeteries nationwide.
Work for Boholanos, resumes on Wednesday, but in some religious and Christian institutions and establishments, the day has been a practiced extended holiday, it being All Souls’ Day.
On Thursday, regular work picks up after a long weekend, only to stop again on Friday.
On Friday, Boholanos commemorate the birth of Carlos P. Garcia, the Boholano who made it to the Philippine Presidency and who would later be called Bohol’s most illustrious son.
Through Republic Act 7448, a special non working holiday was declared all over Bohol.
The same law, which was passed on April 27, 1992, also declared the whole week from November 2-6 as Carlos P. Garcia Week.
CPG Day also heralds another long week end for Boholanos, starting Friday to Sunday.
Another holiday, November 30 which falls on a Wednesday completes the holidays for November.
November 30 has been declared a regular holiday in the Philippines. (rac/PIA-7/Bohol)