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, December 29, 2015

Nine 2016 holidays fall on weekends


TAGBILARAN CITY, December 28 (PIA)--As if it is a fun spoiler for the holiday seekers, 2016 opens with 20 0r so no work days, but most of the declared holidays actually fall on either Saturday or Sunday, which to some, is already a rest day. 

To date, at least nine of the holidays are on a Saturday or Sunday, seemingly defeating the declaration, them being rest days as weekends.

For the country's regular holidays, April 9 Araw ng Kagitingan is on a Saturday, May 1 Labor Day happens on a Sunday, June 12 Independence Day and December 25 all fall on a Sunday and are already fitted during weekends. 

For special non working days, March 26 is Black Saturday while August 21 Ninoy Aquino Day falls on a Sunday.

As to additional special (non-working) days, January 2 falls on a Saturday, which has been declared Day after the New Year while the Day before Christmas, December 24 which has been declared a holiday, falls on a Saturday. December 31, on the other hand, the Last Day of the Year is on a Saturday. 

Malacanang is still to declare Eid'l Fit'r and Edi'l Adha; tow of the Muslim holidays which the country now commemorates. These holidays are actually dependent on the Islamic lunar Calendar and would need the Muslim council's determined date prior to the declaration. 

The country's regular holidays are January 1 (Friday) New Year's day, March 24 (Maundy Thursday), March 25 (Friday) Good Friday, August 29 (Monday) National Heroes Day, November 30 (Wednesday) Bonifacio Day
and December 30 (Friday) Rizal Day.

As to Special Non-Working Days, these are February 8 (Monday) Chinese New Year, February 25 (Thursday) EDSA People's power revolution Anniversary, and November 1 (Tuesday) All Saint's Day. 

By Proclamation 1105, Malacanang has also declared Additional Special (Non-Working) Days on October 31 (Monday) Day before All Saints Day, other than the dates falling on either Saturday or Sunday as enumerated earlier. (rac/PIA-7/Bohol)

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