April 30, 2012 is not a holiday in the Philippines

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“Yes may pasok po sa Monday” said Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte via her Twitter account in response to those who were asking if April 30 is a holiday (walang pasok).

A lot of Filipinos were hoping that Labor Day (May 1, Tuesday) will be moved to April 30, for a long weekend as its previously done during the Arroyo administration.

Under PGMA, holidays were often moved to Mondays or Fridays for the so-called holiday economics policy. It aims to encourage domestic tourism and give employees long weekends.

The practice was stopped when Aquino became President.

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