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!?!

4 comments:

neiyomee said...

hello...

yeah, moving holidays to another day defeats the purpose. it should have been observed at the exact date, aug 21 and if they really wanted families to spend more time together, then they should proclaim aug 22 a holiday too...(wink!)

twinks said...

hay naku! may bago pa ba kay madam president?
I agree sis bakit ginawa pang holiday kung imomove lang din naman di ba? hahaha.. kahit naman imove nila ng imove yan eh not all will benefit and enjoy from it, esp those working in private offices like in hospital..gaya ko dati :[

Ilocana said...

I don't know ha, but she's a nut. It's like changing the history! Why can she not leave the holidays alone and just concentrate and do her real job as president.. There are bigger problems for her to attend to than changing/moving dates...grrr!

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