MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles) – If you live in the Philippines and need to have your hair or nails done for a wedding or Christmas party Sunday, December 20 (Monday, Philippine time), you’re out of luck. You will have to do it yourself.
President NoyNoy Aquino has issued an Executive Order declaring December 20 as a non-working holiday in the country. It is finals night for the 2015 Miss Universe pageant being held at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.
In issuing the order, Aquino said, “I fully recognize that the Miss Universe pageant is the equivalent of America’s Superbowl where everyone will be glued to their television sets and have viewing parties. Everyone will be rooting for our representative, and my one-time date, Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach.”
But holiday or not, beauty salons across the country will be closed because their employees — most of them gay — have all called in sick. They do not want to miss a minute of the popular beauty pageant.
The Adobo Chronicles will be bringing you live updates of the pageant direct from Las Vegas!