Saturday, September 5, 2009

Palace announces holiday exemptions

By: TJ Burgonio
Philippine Daily Inquirer

MANILA, Philippines—The business process outsourcing (BPO) and electronics industries are not covered by the Palace’s proclamation of Monday as a non-working holiday, Malacañang said Saturday.

The BPO and electronics industries requested the exemption through Trade Secretary Peter Favila, Press Secretary Cerge Remonde said over government-run dzRB.

”We all know that the operations of the BPO and the electronic industries are 24/7,'' he said.

President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on Friday night declared September 7 as a non-working holiday in light of the scheduled funeral of the late Iglesia ni Cristo Executive Minister Eraño “Ka Erdy'' Manalo.

Arroyo also declared September 21 as a non-working holiday to mark Eid'l Fitr, or the end of the holy month of Ramadan.


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