I notice people are happy every time a holiday is declared. Apparently, what could a person do if it falls on a Tuesday? Since P-Noy decided that a holiday should be celebrated on the exact date to avoid confusion, how will you spend the day then? My only answer is sleep.
Sleep isn’t bad, but Filipinos won’t be enjoying any long holidays from now on even if it’s a law. Unless amended, Republic Act 9492 states that majority of the holidays should be “movable” to Mondays, except those with religious significance. For instance, an event that a holiday falls on a Wednesday, the holiday will be observed on the Monday of the week
This law was proclaimed by former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. I am not a fan of hers, but I am agreeable with her sense in travel economics. With the long holidays, more people would plan local vacations that could help our tourism industry. Sadly, holidays now will be spent sleeping at home.