eid al fitrSeptember 21 is another off-work as President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo declares it an official holiday. The non-working holiday is in connection to the celebration of Eid Al Fitr or the end of Ramadan. This signifies the Islamic holy month of fasting.

Since the PGMA’s take over, more and more holidays are being declared. Although the good President meant good, it seems government service hours are becoming less. Sometimes, we can just wonder how much work they do and if they are still able to meet whatever required tasks they need to fill.

To private workers, these new holidays mean additional pays and that is good. Since it is a non-working holiday, they will receive double pays if they go to work. If they don’t, they still get paid full. But to the employers, this is another bad news. These are additional disruptions to the business and are equivalent to operation expenses and overheads.

For me, this is going to be another sleep-til-you-drop day, so it is definitely good news!