I’ve been seeing messages over mailing lists about an upcoming buffet of three day weekends. These travel opportunities (wahoo!) in the months of October, November, December and January are due to various holidays and “substituted” holidays such as Bonifacio Day, All Saint’s Day, and of course the Christmas holidays.
Some emails, though, are written with a tentative tone.
Want to verify? Authoritative announcements are just a phone call away.
Just dial the “Gawin 1345” hotline of the Philippine Information Agency at these numbers:
1345 using your mobile phone or PLDT landline
Tel. (02) 9815000 using other landlines
You will be prompted by an interactive voice response systems (IVRS) that will guide you through a menu of services.
You can even request for a fax copy of the specific Executive Order that declares the holiday.
Just what we need for self-defense against the evil boss who’s trying to take away our holiday biyahe.
p.s. In a medical emergency, a former officemate called PIA in the middle of the night and found information on the available 24-hour drug stores in his area. C’mon, let’s give PIA some credit. clap clap clap 😉