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‘Pista nin mga Kalag’ and why Nov. 2 is a working holiday

November 1 (All Saints Day) and 2 (All Souls Day). Pista nin mga Kalag, or Feast of the Souls. Also, Undas. 
For those going to the cemeteries and memorial parks, please be reminded of the following:

Prohibited items:

– Alcoholic Beverages
– Items used for gaming (e.g. gambling cards)
– Deadly Weapons
– Loud Speakers

Allowed/Recommended:
– Food and Non-Alcoholic Drinks
– Umbrella, Cap, Raincoat, and Fan
– First Aid Kit and Trashbag
– Identification Cards/Tags for Kids

With the recent Tropical Storm Paeng somewhere now over the West Philippine Sea, storm signals have been lifted over Naga/Camarines Sur. Another weather disturbance, Tropical Storm QUEENIE (International name “BANYAN” ~ a kind of tree) is being closely watched. As of 5:00 pm on October 31, it was spotted along the eastern part of the South Philippine Sea, according to Mike Padua/Typhoon2000.

Per Mr. Typhoon: “48-hr Outlook: TS QUEENIE is forecast to maintain its strength during the next 12 hours, before weakening into a TD by tomorrow afternoon, and will continue to dissipate until its demise near the coastal waters of Surigao Provinces on Wednesday afternoon (Nov 02). The weakening is due to increased dry air conditions over the area. Its forecast forward speed will decrease from 29 kph to 13 kph while turning WNW for the next couple of days.

Best to keep updated by following https://facebook.com/MrTyphoon, the Naga City Government Facebook page, and other city social media accounts, as well as keeping tabs through DOST-PAGASA and local media outlets.

 

Meanwhile, the most frequently asked question today: May pasok ba November 2? Short answer: YES!

November 2, a Wednesday was declared a special working holiday through Proclamation No. 1236 signed by former President Rodrigo Roa Duterte last year, on October 29, 2021.

What is a special working day?

When a day is declared a special working holiday, it mainly means that all offices and schools are open. Workers who show up to work on this day are only entitled to their basic rate. This means that no premium pay is required since the said day is considered an ordinary working day.

Why was November 2, 2022, declared as a special working holiday?

In Proclamation No. 1107, signed by former President Rodrigo Duterte last year, the usually non-working holiday is amended as a special working holiday “to encourage economic productivity.”

“For the country to recover from the adverse economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, there is a need to encourage economic productivity by, among others, minimizing work disruption and commemorating some special holidays as special working days instead,” read the proclamation.

Other special working holidays stated in the proclamation are December 24 (Christmas Eve) and December 31 (Last Day of the Year).

Source: https://whatalife.ph/is-november-2-2022-a-holiday-in-the-philippines/

 

 

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