Why do we need to Plan early for long holidays?

Philippine government once again declared long holidays for 2009 and Its time to plan for your next vacation, So where do you plan to go?

Traveling gives total relaxation for frequent travelers like us and it also provides livelihood to the locals so that only means you are not only enjoying your vacation but you are also providing means of income to our fellow filipinos.

Where to Go?

Kalesa in Vigan
Vigan : Calle Crisologo

As a frequent traveler, I suggest you explore our local destinations first before visiting other countries because theres so much beauty and adventure thats waiting for you to experience. If you want to visit familiar places like Boracay, Palawan, Davao, Cebu, Bohol, Vigan, Baguio and Manila – make sure to travel with friends or relatives for you to minimize your travel expenses.

If you love to explore other interesting places in the Philippines, visit Caramoan in Camarines Sur, Siquijor, Camiguin, Quezon, Zamboanga del Sur and del Norte, Dumaguete, Leyte and Negros to checkout their pristine beaches that can rival Boracay.

Discover wonders from the past by visiting the Philippines historical and heritage sites like Vigan, Iloilo, Bacolod and Laguna and check out these destinations century-old architectural marvels.

If you love Hiking and Adventure, consider visiting the mountains of Sagada, Cavite, Bataan, Bulacan, Mountain Province, Romblon, Batanes, Quezon, Mindoro, Davao and Marinduque.

Malacanang Palace has declared the following as regular and special non-working holidays for 2009:

  • Araw ng Kagitingan April 4-6, Saturday – Monday
  • Holy Week April 9-12, Thursday – Sunday
  • Labor Day May 1-3, Friday – Sunday
  • Independence Day June 12-14, Friday – Sunday
  • Ninoy Aquino Day August 21-23, Friday – Sunday
  • National Heroes Day August 29-31, Saturday – Monday
  • All Saints’ Day October 31-Nov 2, Saturday – Monday
  • Bonifacio Day November 28-30, Saturday – Monday
  • Christmas Eve December 24-27, Thursday – Sunday
  • New Year’s Eve/Rizal Day December 30-Jan 3, 2010, Wednesday to Sunday

Also, the observance of Eid’l Fitr or the end of Ramadan will be issued by the government upon the advice of the Office on Muslim Affairs.

Written by Melo Villareal

Melo Villareal is the Online Publisher of He is an Accountant by profession who left the corporate world at the age of 23 to explore his beautiful country and the rest of the world. Today, Melo works as a part-time Social Media Manager for local and international clients. His full-time work focuses on discovering interesting culture, explore different cuisines and take memorable photos from local and international destinations he's visiting.

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