Pinoy Holidays : Long weekends: Non-working holiday on May 3, 2010

MAY 3 was declared by Malacañang as REGULAR holiday in lieu of the Labor Day (May 1st) which falls on a SATURDAY..

We were actually discussing about it on breaktime in the office. Good News! Just now, Malacañang had declared May 3 as a non-working holiday. Woohoo!!! Too bad, I wasn't able to plan a vacation ahead of time... Hmmmm... Let's see... *sigh*

Here's the related news article form Philippine Daily Inquirer. Happy Labor Day to all!!!

For other holidays check out 2010 Holidays Ü


Non-working holiday on May 3

By Christine Avendaño
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 13:26:00 04/28/2010

MANILA, Philippines—It will be a long weekend this week after Malacanang on Wednesday announced that May 3 will be a non-working holiday in the country so as to give Filipinos a chance to observe Labor Day.

Labor Day or May 1 falls on a Saturday this year but in keeping with its holiday economics policy, Malacanang has decided to move the observation of the holiday on the nearest working day, which is May 3 or this Monday, Executive Secretary Leandro Mendoza said.

Labor officials the other day said President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo will not make any wage increase announcements on Labor Day because wage boards in seven regions that have filed wage hike petitions were still holding deliberations that may conclude only in two or three weeks' time.

But they said the Palace will hold a “mega, mega” job fair on May 1 that will see the government offering 60,000 to 80,000 local and foreign jobs, the biggest ever in the nine-year-old Arroyo administration.

Source: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/breakingnews/nation/view/20100428-266934/Non-working-holiday-on-May-3

Personal : "Mervin is Happy @ Thirty"


Life has been so good to me. Although I must admit that there are few hard times that came along my way, but in general, I know that God has been so good to me. He's giving me a life that I deserve, a life that can be envied by others.

For the past "THIRTY" years of my exciting and colorful life, I've wanted to do things on my own. I'm glad that slowly, I am able to do what I want.

I want to thank my family for their unconditional love and support to all my comings and goings. Whether they agree or not on the things I wanted do, they are still there to support me and accept what I want and what will make me happy. Thank you for not questioning me on the things you don't fully understand. Even if we don't talk about our disagreements, thank you for accepting what I want in life. My parents are the most understanding persons in this world, siguro nga totoo ang kasabihan na "walang magulang na makakatiis sa mga anak" at nararamdaman ko yun. To my brothers, alam kong hindi ako ang ideal na "kuya" para sa inyo, salamat dahil kahit kailan, sa kabila ng mga pagkukulang ko, never ko naramdaman na "ikinahiya" nyo ako. Alam kong "proud" kayo sa akin dahil sa mga achievements ko. Rest assured that I will continue to make you proud. That's a promise.

To my BFF's, kayo ang kasama ko sa lahat ng oras. Maging ito ay masaya o malungkot, tayo-tayo pa rin ang magkakasama. Like what we have promised to each other, sa ating pagtanda ay magkakasama pa rin tayo at hindi mag-iiwanan. Andito lang ako, umaraw man o bumagyo... Kahit sa mga panahon na busy-busyhan ako at parang walang time sa inyo, di kayo bumibitaw – alam kong naiintindihan nyo ako. Salamat.

To my MBA friends, miss ko na kayo… Salamat sa anim taon na magkakasama tayo sa loob ng isang campus. Kahit isang beses lang sa isang linggo kung tayo ay magkita, di yun naging hadlang para tayo ay makabuo ng isang tunay na pagkakaibigan. I miss the sleepless nights just to finish all the papers that we need to submit by the coming weekend. Sa mga walang katapusang exchanges of emails para sa mga researches. At mga "brainstorming sessions" para makapag-come up lang kung anu-anong plans and proposals. Hay salamat…

To my USTG family, salamat sa friendship... Kahit sa mga panahon na marami ang trabaho, may oras pa rin tayo para magsaya. Thank you for sharing all the knowledge that you have. It is still a long road I have to take, but I know you're still there to help and guide me (nasa isang kumpanya man tayo o hindi na...) Hehehe! Salamat po...

To the Sosyal Klaymers, salamat sa experience. Thank you for accepting me in the group, and for sharing your life and experiences with me. In a span of 7 months, I know that I didn't just gained friends - but brothers and sisters. Still a long way to go for us, madami pa tayo'ng aakyatin na mga bundok, lalanguyin na mga cove, at tatakbuhing mga daan. More to come for us… Miss ko na kayo...

To all who've been part of my life, one thing I could say - "I've learned a lot". “Mervin is happy @ thirty”…

Sa mga naka-alala at di nakalimot, maraming salamat sa greetings! I love you all!!!

Takbo : Earth Run 2010 - April 18, 2010


I attended this morning the Earth Run @ The Fort organized by Adevents Manila. Along with my officemates at UST Global, we joined this event to show our support to help stop global warming. The proceeds from this event will be donated to Greenpeace.org to support them in their untiring efforts against climate change.

Metro Manila - Visita Iglesia 2010


For this year's Visita Iglesia, I tagged along two friends - Edlourd and Ajel. We visited eight churches and did the station of the cross (except for Quiapo church).