It’s more fun in the Philippines and visiting the most scenic spots around the country should be on your bucket list.
However, if you are an employee and your lifestyle requires careful planning of your time, you should know that just today, August 18, President Rodrigo Duterte released the official list of holidays for the incoming year 2017.
Here are the dates that you can look forward to:
January 1 (Sunday) New Year’s Day
April 9 (Sunday) Araw ng Kagitingan
April 13 Maundy Thursday
April 14 Good Friday
May 1 (Monday) Labor Day
June 12 (Monday) Independence Day
August 28 (Monday) National Heroes’ Day
November 30 (Thursday) Bonifacio Day
December 25 (Monday) Christmas Day
December 30 (Saturday) Rizal Day
Special Non-working Holidays
January 28 (Saturday) Chinese New Year
February 25 (Saturday) EDSA People Power Anniversary
April 15 Black Saturday
August 21 (Monday) Ninoy Aquino Day
November 1 (Wednesday) All Saints’ Day
December 31 (Sunday) Last Day of the Year
October 31 (Tuesday) Additional Special (non-working) day
Planning your travels early assures that you will enjoy your much deserved holidays hassle-free. We have provided some tips to help you manage your future getaways:
- Book your plane tickets a year (or months) early through promo fares provided by local airline companies.
- Choosing your hotel in advance will save you the trouble. Hotel bookings can be done online through credit card or over-the-counter payments.
- Read travel blogs to know more about the places that you are planning to visit.
- Ask around. Your friends or family members can give the most accurate hotel and restaurant reviews.
- Save up. Making sure that you have the right budget for your trip will give you the peace of mind and will definitely make your trip stress-free from unpredictable financial woes while on the road.
- Travel with a friend. Share these tips with a friend and together, travel the Philippines in the most practical and time-efficient way.