Official Holidays in the Philippines 2017

Monday, August 21, 2017, is a Special (Non-Working) Holiday to commemorate the 34th Death Anniversary of Sen. Benigno “Ninoy” S. Aquino Jr.

Monday, August 28, 2017, is National Heroes’ Day, which is annually celebrated every Fourth Monday of August.

Walang pasok: Hunyo 26 para sa Eid’l Fitr
No work or classes for the Muslim end of Ramadan on June 26.

Inilabas ng Malacañang ang Proclamation No. 235 na nagdedeklara na regular holiday ang Hunyo 26 para sa pagdiriwang ng Eid’l Fitr ng mga Muslim.

Ang deklarasyon ay naaayon sa Republic Act 9177, Eid’l Fitr o ang Feast of Ramadhan kung saan ito ang pagtatapos ng Ramadan.

“Whereas, the entire Filipino nation should have the full opportunity to join their Muslim brothers and sisters in peace and harmony in the observance and celebration of Eid’l Fitr.”

Sa Article 169 ng 1977 Presidential Decree 1083 ay nakasaad na kinikilala ang Eid al-Fitr bilang isa sa mga legal Muslim holidays.

Ang mga magtatrabaho sa naturang araw ay makatatanggap ng 200 porsiyento ng kanilang arawang kita.

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KAPAMPANGAN

Kapampangan or Capampan͠gan refers to the language and people of Pampanga province. It is also known as Pampango or Pampangueño. A woman from Pampanga is called a Pampangueña.
 

Kapampangan ka ba?
Are you a native of Pampanga?

Marunong ka bang magsalita ng Kapampangan?
= Marunong ka bang mangapampangan?
Do you know how to speak Capampangan?


Note that Kapampangan is NOT a mere dialect. It is a language very distinct from Tagalog.


Click here for examples of Kapampangan words and phrases!

Kadayawan Festival of Davao

August 14-20, 2017

Davao City has been celebrating the Kadayawan Festival every third week of August since its beginning in 1988.

Called the “festival of all festivals,” it focuses on Davao’s cultures and arts, and acknowledges its indigenous people, as well as being a thanksgiving for the bounty of Davao’s harvest of agricultural products, especially fruits and flowers.

The festival’s name is from the friendly greeting “Madayaw” — the Dabawenyo word “dayaw” means good, valuable, superior or beautiful.

The grand finale of the 2017 Kadayawan sa Davao Festival is on August 20 (Sunday).

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Annual Festivals of the Philippines

Kadayawan Festival: August 14-20, 2017

Listahan ng Mga Taunang Kapistahan sa Pilipinas

Filipino Celebrations: Feasts & Festivals
Filipino Celebrations: Feasts & Festivals

PHILIPPINE FESTIVALS IN JANUARY

Ati-Atihan Festival in Kalibo, Aklan – January

Sinulog Festival of Cebu – third Sunday of January

Dinagyang Festival in Iloilo – January 20-22, 2017

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Filipino? Tagalog? Pilipino?

The basis for the Philippine national language is Tagalog, which had primarily been spoken only in Manila and the surrounding provinces when the Commonwealth constitution was drawn up in the 1930s. That constitution provided for a national language, but did not specifically designate it as Tagalog because of objections raised by representatives from other parts of the country where Tagalog was not spoken. It merely stated that a national language acceptable to the entire populace (and ideally incorporating elements from the diverse languages spoken throughout the islands) would be a future goal. Tagalog, of course, by virtue of being the lingua franca of those who lived in or near the government capital, was the predominant candidate.

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Citizenship in the Philippine Constitution

This is a side-by-side presentation of Article IV of the 1987 Philippine Constitution in the Filipino language and in English.

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The Tagalogs of the Philippines

The Tagalog people are members of the most dominant cultural-linguistic group in the Philippines. Their status comes from their residence in the capital of Manila and the surrounding provinces of Aurora, Bataan, Batangas, Cavite, Bulacan, Laguna, Marinduque, Nueva Ecija, Quezon and Rizal. Off the island of Luzon, there are native Tagalog-speaking people on the islands of Palawan and Mindoro. A majority of Tagalogs are Roman Catholics.

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DIYALEKTO

Iba-ibang uri ng iisang wika.

diyalekto
dialect

mga diyalekto
dialects

Many ignorant people, even Filipinos who should know better, frequently refer to Tagalog, Ilocano, Kapampangan as “dialects” of the Philippines. This is very, very wrong!!

Tausug, Ivatan, HiligaynonTagalog, Ilokano, Bisaya, Sinama, Bikol, Chabacano, Akeanon, Bajaw, and Kapampangan are NOT mere dialects. Each is a distinct language.

Would you refer to Italian as a dialect of Spanish? No!!! Do you refer to Dutch as a dialect of German? No!!!
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