Sunday, August 17, 2008
Moving a Holiday into another Day
Ninoy Aquino Day (Rep. Act. 9256)is a public holiday in the Philippines observed annually on August 21. It marks the anniversary of assassination of former Senator Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino, Jr. Returning to the Philippines after three years of self-imposed exile, Aquino was shot in the head and killed on August 21, 1983 as he was escorted off an airplane by soldiers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.
Today is August 19, and it's public holiday. Pres. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo moved the holiday(The Ninoy Aquino Day) on Monday instead of Thursday. Actually she(GMA) always moves the dates of holidays especially when the real date strikes in the middle of week. The reason for this according "daw" to GMA is for the family to spend longer time together. On my own opinion on the another hand, moving a public holiday into another day defeats the real purpose/essence of it. It's disrespecting the law and the the holiday itself. Bakit pa ginawa ang holiday na yan kung imomove lang pala sa ibang araw!?!