No Long Holiday this Halloween

Bad news for employees but November 1 will be the only holiday this halloween season. October 31 and November 2 were declared by MalacaƱang as regular working days. President Arroyo is known for declaring long holidays but businessmen were complaining that these long holidays are not good for business. So better cancel all those out of town trips and trick-or-treating with the kids.

Note: This article was posted last October 20th, 2006 and is not applicable for this year.

Thai Coup

The Thai armed forces seized power on Tuesday without firing a shot, dismissed Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra’s government, revoked the constitution and promised a swift return to democracy after political reforms.

General Sonthi Boonyaratglin, overwhelmingly Buddhist Thailand’s first Muslim army commander-in-chief, took the reins of power without a government title.

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