Manila, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles) – Filipinos woke up this morning to the exciting news that President NoyNoy Aquino has signed an executive order declaring Monday, October 31 a special non-working holiday.
The news was carried by The Inquirer, the country’s leading daily newspaper.
The executive order was signed by Aquino’s Executive Secretary Pacquito Ochoa, Jr., who said that the President wanted to give Filipinos an extra day off to honor their dearly departed. November 1, All Saints’ Day, is when Filipinos troop to cemeteries to pay respect to the dead.
But wait, isn’t October 31 a Friday?
Indeed it is. Apparently, The Inquirer mistakenly printed a news story from its 2011 issue. October 31, 2011, was a Monday.
Aquino felt so bad about the newspaper’s goof that he went ahead and declared Monday, November 3 a special non-working holiday.
Have a great long weekend!