Posts Tagged ‘Philippines

28
Jun
17

Philippines to Host Full IRONMAN in 2018

Yes!  The Philippines will finally be hosting a full IRONMAN on 2018!  Here are the details:

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24
Apr
16

PiliPinas Debates 2016

If you missed any of the PiliPinas Debates 2016 series of Presidential or Vice-Presidential debates, here’s my compilation from the hosts’ YouTube accounts.  No copyright infringement intended, all rights remain with the copyright holder.

Presidential Debate #3
April 24, 2016
University of Pangasinan (Luzon) via ABS-CBN News

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21
Mar
16

PiliPinas Debates 2016

Will you be voting on the Philippines’ 2016 Presidential Elections?  Who’s your bet?  If you’re like me who is still undecided, the PiliPinas Debates 2016 is our opportunity to get to know them better and this last round really showed us their candid side.  For those who are abroad or have not seen the debate live, here’s the full video courtesy of TV5 Philippines:

Tip: You may want to skip the first two hours of the video due to the delayed start.  Also, keep watching after the debate for the outtakes on why the debate was delayed.

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30
Sep
15

Philippine Holidays for 2016

The official holidays for 2016 have been announced, declared by virtue of Proclamation No. 1105, s. 2015 and it looks like we do not have as many long weekends for this year as compared with 2015:

2016

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11
Sep
14

Keep Calm and Cruise on… From Manila?!

Cruising is one of the things I would love to do but aside from getting enough days off from work, cost is quite prohibitive as I’ve never seen a cruise originate from Manila…until now!

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17
Aug
14

Visa Requirements for Philippine Passport Holders

Another long weekend is coming and for many Filipinos, that also means a good chance to travel.  For those who may be thinking of going out of the country for a quick vacation, here’s a list (based on a Wikipedia article) of countries where Philippine passport holders can enter without a visa.

Where to? 😀

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27
Jul
14

Mark Your Calendars: Philippine Holidays For 2015

The official holidays for 2015 have been announced, declared by virtue of Proclamation No. 831, s. 2014 and it looks like we have nine (9) long weekends for the year!

January

SU MO TU WE TH FR SA
01 02 03
New Year Special Holiday
04 05 06 07 08 09 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31

February

SU MO TU WE TH FR SA
01 02 03 04 05 06 07
08 09 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
Chinese New Year
22 23 24 25* 26 27 28
EDSA Revolution

April

SU MO TU WE TH FR SA
01 02 03 04
Maundy Thursday Good Friday Black Saturday
05 06 07 08 09 10 11
Araw ng Kagitingan
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30

May

SU MO TU WE TH FR SA
01 02
Labor Day
03 04 05 06 07 08 09
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31

June

SU MO TU WE TH FR SA
01 02 03 04 05 06
07 08 09 10 11 12 13
Independence Day
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30

August

SU MO TU WE TH FR SA
01
02 03 04 05 06 07 08
09 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
Ninoy Aquino Day
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31
National Heroes Day

November

SU MO TU WE TH FR SA
01 02 03 04 05 06 07
All Saints Day
08 09 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30
Bonifacio Day

December

SU MO TU WE TH FR SA
01 02 03 04 05
06 07 08 09 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
Christmas Eve Christmas
27 28 29 30 31
Rizal Day Last Day of the year

* February 25, 2015, Wednesday is a special holiday normally observed only in schools

Source: Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines

Here’s the holiday list in bulleted format:

  • January 01, 2015, Thursday – New Year’s Day (Regular holiday)
  • January 02, 2015, Friday – Additional special non-working day (Special non-working day)
  • February 19, 2015, Thursday – Chinese New Year (Special non-working day)
  • February 25, 2015, Wednesday – EDSA Revolution anniversary (Special holiday)
  • April 02, 2015, Thursday – Maundy Thursday (Regular holiday)
  • April 03, 2015, Friday – Good Friday (Regular holiday)
  • April 04, 2015, Saturday – Black Saturday (Special non-working day)
  • April 09, 2015, Thursday – Araw ng Kagitingan (Regular holiday)
  • May 01, 2015, Friday – Labor Day (Regular holiday)
  • June 12, 2015, Friday – Independence Day (Regular holiday)
  • August 21, 2015, Friday – Ninoy Aquino Day (Special non-working day)
  • August 31, 2015, last Monday of August – National Heroes Day (Regular holiday)
  • November 01, 2015, Sunday – All Saints Day (Special non-working day)
  • November 30, 2015, Monday – Bonifacio Day (Regular holiday)
  • December 24, 2015, Thursday – Additional special non-working day (Special non-working day)
  • December 25, 2015, Friday – Christmas Day (Regular holiday)
  • December 30, 2015, Wednesday – Rizal Day (Regular holiday)
  • December 31, 2015, Thursday – Last day of the year (Special non-working day)

And there are two (2) more special non-working holidays to be declared at a later date:

That gives us a total of 19 non-working holidays and an extra one for schools. And there’s even an opportunity to add two (2) more if you take the following “orphan” Fridays off:

  • February 20, 2015, Friday – Day after Chinese New Year
  • April 10, 2015, Friday – Day after Araw ng Kagitingan

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Time to look out for airfare discounts and plan your vacations! 😀




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