Flight chronicles of the backpacker Tutubi, with travelogues, pictures/photos/videos, travel guides, independent and honest reviews, affordable, recommended resorts and hotels (including inns, guesthouses, pension houses, lodges, hostels, condotels, bed and breakfast and other cheap accommodations), commuting guides, routes (sometimes street maps and GPS coordinates/waypoints) and driving directions to answer "how to get there" questions, information and tips on tourism, budget travel and living in Philippines, Exotic Asia and beyond!
Backpacking, independent travel, and flashpacking are cheaper than the "cheapest package tours" and promotional offers around but you can also use travel information for family vacations, even romantic honeymoon destinations.
More than the usual tourist spots and "places to see," this blog advocates heritage conservation, environmental protection, and history awareness for Filipinos, foreigners, and ex-pats wishing to explore Paradise Philippines and Exotic Asia!
Even if you're a fan of unplanned travels, it's always helpful to know in advance when to go even if you don't where you're going.
Here's a recently released list of national holidays in the Philippines by President Noynoy Aquino.
there's also the second Monday of May which falls on May 13, 2013 as national election day, enshrined in the Constitution (it's not a holiday but it's a non-working day, overtime pay applies per DOLE rules)
Dates for Muslim holidays of Eid’l Fitr (end of Ramadan) and Eidul Adha still to be determined
Note: not much long weekends in 2013, be mindful of Department and Labor and Employment (DOLE) pay rules for national holidays include full pay, 200% of daily wage (double pay) or overtime pay)
Source: official website of the Office of the President
Proclamation No. 459, s. 2012
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
PROCLAMATION NO. 459
DECLARING THE REGULAR HOLIDAYS, SPECIAL (NON-WORKING) DAYS, AND SPECIAL HOLIDAY (FOR ALL SCHOOLS) FOR THE YEAR 2013
A. Regular Holidays
New Year’s Day
Araw ng Kagitingan
January 1 (Tuesday)
April 9 (Tuesday)
National Heroes Day
May 1 (Wednesday)
June 12 (Wednesday)
August 26 (Last Monday of August)
November 30 (Saturday)
December 25 (Wednesday)
December 30 (Monday)
B. Special (Non-Working) Days
Ninoy Aquino Day
All Saints Day
Additional special (non-working) days
August 21 (Wednesday)
November 1 (Friday)
November 2 (Saturday)
December 24 (Tuesday)
December 31 (Tuesday)
C. Special Holiday (for all schools)
EDSA Revolution Anniversary
February 25 (Monday)
List of national holidays philippines 2013, public holidays 2013, long weekends
holy week 2013 schedule long weekend