All set for Holy Week

BY: KRIS JOHN ENCOMIENDA

All set for Holy Week

As reported by ABS-CBN, more than 1,000 traffic enforcers will be discharge starting this Wednesday, April 20.

These enforcers will be assigned to major thoroughfares, particularly EDSA and other exit points of Metro Manila, as part of MMDA’s Metro Alalay Semana Santa.

The Philippine National Police, meanwhile, will deploy 135,000 officers throughout the country and 5,000 in Metro Manila.

Well, it seems like our Authorities are already prepared for possible street traffics for next week’s Holy Week, as they will  also be manning bus and jeepney terminals, airports and shopping malls in anticipation of this Holiday.

photo from: FemaleNetwork.com

Arroyo declares Black Saturday special non-working holiday

MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang on Wednesday announced that President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has declared April 11, Black Saturday, as a special non-working holiday.

Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita said the declaration was by virtue of Proclamation No. 1752, which President Arroyo signed on April 8.

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Make the Holidays More Special with The Perfect Gift from Western Union

MANILA, Philippines – It’s already the holiday rush can be felt in shopping malls and flea markets that dot the cities during the Christmas season. For overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and their families, distance can pose a challenge to the tradition of gift-giving.

“The holidays resonate with Filipinos because family togetherness, sharing and food take center stage. But for OFWs and their families, holiday sharing becomes more challenging because of distance,” said Western Union marketing director Vanessa Bicomong. She explained the act of gift-giving has been redefined with OFWs opting to send cash gifts to their loved ones which they can use to buy their “perfect gift”.