Marcos declares Feb. 9 a special non-working day for Chinese New Year

Jean Mangaluz 01/19/2024

MANILA, Philippines — President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has declared February 9, a Friday, as a special non-working day in the country for the celebration of Chinese New Year. The Palace issued Proclamation No. 453, making the declaration.…

Malacañang declares Jan 2 (Tuesday) is not a holiday

12/29/2023

MANILA, Philippines — There will be no holiday declaration for January 2 (Tuesday), said Malacañang on Friday. Asked by reporters if Palace will have an additional holiday declaration, Presidential Communications Office Secretary Cheloy Garafil said there was…

An OFW’s oath this Christmas 2023: ‘I’m giving back to myself’

Jessa Ngojo - CDN Social Media Specialist 12/22/2023

Consolacion, CEBU – The Christmas season, as known by everyone, is the heightened time of gift-giving. People from all over the world go to extents in order to gift their loved ones their most-wished objects, experiences and…

Police to shift focus on holiday season; 200 personnel to return from Negros Oriental

Emmariel Ares 11/10/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Police in Central Visayas will now be conducting a realignment to turn their attention to the security coverage needed for the upcoming celebration of Christmas and New Year.  Police Lieutenant Colonel Gerard Ace…

DepEd: Classes on Nov. 3 will not be face-to-face

Niña Mae C. Oliverio, Rashe Zoe Sophia Piquero 11/02/2023

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Education in Central Visayas (DepEd-7) said that classes in basic education shall resume on Friday, November 3, 2023. This comes after a long break due to the recent Barangay…

Pagasa: 1 to 2 tropical cyclones in November

11/01/2023

MANILA, Philippines — One to two tropical cyclones may enter or develop within the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) in November, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said. Pagasa weather specialist Obet Badrina revealed this in…

One holiday can’t revise PH history – Imee Marcos

Marlon Ramos 10/16/2023

Excluding the February 25 anniversary of the 1986 People Power Revolt from the list of national holidays for 2024 cannot alter the truth about the historic uprising that toppled their late father’s dictatorial regime, Sen. Imee Marcos…

Why is Edsa People Anniv not a holiday in 2024? It falls on a Sunday, says OP

Zacarian Gavin Sarao 10/13/2023

MANILA, Philippines — The Office of the President (OP) said the reason why the Edsa People Power Revolution was not included in the list of holidays for 2024 was because it falls on a Sunday. “The Office…

Ninoy Aquino Day missing in NHCP calendar

Jerome Aning 08/21/2023

MANILA, Philippines — The National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) has yet to come out with official activities, if any, on Ninoy Aquino Day, a nonworking holiday that falls on Monday this year. But Ninoy Aquino…

On Ninoy Aquino Day, Marcos calls for unity: ‘Let us transcend political barriers’

Jean Mangaluz 08/21/2023

MANILA, Philippines — President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. wants to “transcend political barriers” for Ninoy Aquino Day. Aquino had been the leader of the opposition during the term of Marcos Jr.’s father, late dictator Ferdinand Marcos Sr.…

What is the Hajj pilgrimage and what does it mean for Muslims?

06/28/2023

MECCA, Saudi Arabia — Over 2 million Muslims will take part in this week’s Hajj pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia, as one of the world’s largest religious gatherings returns to full capacity…

June 28 a regular holiday for Eid’l Adha

Jean Mangaluz 06/14/2023

MANILA, Philippines — President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. declared Eid’l Adha, or the Feast of Sacrifice as a regular holiday throughout the country. The declaration released on Wednesday, June 14, 2023, was made following the recommendation of…

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