Long weekend alert! May 3 declared non-working holiday

President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo announced that May 3, Monday, will be a special non-working holiday in the Philippines in observance of Labor Day, reports GMANews.TV.

Executive Secretary Leandro Mendoza said that the date was moved from May 1 to 3 in line with Malacañang's holiday economics policy.

Proclamation #2043
Proclamation #2043

There have been no wage increase announcements for the time being since wage hike petitions in seven regions are still in deliberation. In lieu of this, Malacañang will hold a job fair which will allegedly open around 60,000 to 80,000 local and foreign job opportunities to Filipinos.

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