August 18, 2017: *** The National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) is now faced with the problem of looking for usable areas to hold transmission lines that would link the power barge in Tapal Wharf in Ubay town to a substation in Barangay Emelda of the same town. ***The City Government of Tagbilaran is set to sign a memorandum of agreement with BFAR for a multi-million peso livelihood project intended to uplift the living conditions of the fisherfolk. ***47th Infantry Battalion Commanding Officer, Lt. Col. Joel Malig said units under him are currently undergoing intensified intelligence operations along with other allied units to confirm the reports on sightings of armed men in Bohol. *** LGU Pilar's program, "Productivity Improvement thru landcare and Agriculture Resource Development and Management"(Pilar Dam) landed in the top 20 in Taking Look 2017. *** LGU Panglao got third place (3rd-6th class municipalities) in Infrastructure during the 5th Regional Competitiveness Summit held at PICC recently. ***LGU Panglao's entry program "A Purok-Based Approach in Basic Education Reforms/Turo-Turismo: Strengthening Partnership and Industry Linkage for Effective K-12 Implementation is among the 20 finalist of the Galing Pook Awards 2017. ***The towns of Panglao and Pilar are among the 20 finalists in the yearly search for Galing Pook Awards 2017. *** The National Food Authority in Bohol said prices of rice in the province have been on an uptrend since last week reaching an increase of up to P5 per kilo. *** A man listed in the Bohol Provincial Police Office drug watch list was caught last night with drugs weighed 80 grams with estimated street value of P993,000.

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Rey Anthony Chiu

TAGBILARAN CITY, January 28, 2014 (PIA)—President Benigno S. Aquino III adds up two more fixed holidays in 2014, including a special non working day on Friday, January 31, it being the Chinese New Year. 

On January 31, 2014, Chinese nationals all over the world will celebrate Spring Festival, popularly known as Chinese New Year, according to the Presidential proclamation.

Chinese New Year or the Spring Festival is among the most revered and celebrated festive events not only in China, but in the Philippines as well.

As Filipino-Chinese and ordinary Filipinos honor the day, the declaration is a manifestation of solidarity with the Chinese-Filipino brethren who have been part of our lives in many respects as a country and as a people, the president said. 

In Proclamation 655 which he signed September 25, 2013, the President also declared December 26, Friday as additional special non-working day, bringing the number of fixed holidays in the Philippines to 18. 
Muslim holidays which the entire country also observes remain unfixed, or until the Office of the President is informed of the approximate dates the celebrations fall, them being dependent on the lunar calendar. 

Among this year’s ten declared regular holidays in 2014 are January 1 (New Years Day), Araw ng Kagitingan (April 9), Maundy Thursday April 17, Good Friday (April 18), Labor Day (May 1), Independence Day (June 12), National Heroes Day (Last Monday of August, hence August 25), Bonifacio Day (November 30), Christmas Day (December 25), and Rizal Day (December 30).

This year’s special non-working days include this year’s first ever declared Chinese New Year (January 31 Friday), Black Saturday (April 19), Ninoy Aquino Day (August 21) and All Saints’ Day (November 1).

The Malacanang proclamation also declares additional special, and so, non-working days on Eve of Christmas (December 24), Day after Christmas (December 26), and the last day of the year (December 31).

Moreover, the proclamation also declares special holiday for all schools the Anniversary of the EDSA Revolution (February 25). 

The proclamation also said declarations for Eid’l Fit’r and Eid’l Adha would be declared separately as soon as approximate dates of the Islamic holidays have been determined in accordance with the Hijra, or the Islamic calendar. 

The President would be advised on such specific dates by the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos, states the proclamation.

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