April 30, 2012 is not a holiday in the Philippines

“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.