Thank you for dedicating this post to me, Mr. Manalo. I have yet to respond – give me a few more hours… 🙂
Taken from Peejay Manalo’s Multiply
It really irks me how they just moved what is, for all intents and purposes, the most important (yes, emphases on all 3 words) day for this nation. After a laborious delivery – 300 years in the offing – we finally popped out kicking and screaming on June 12, 1898: it was the birthday of the Filipino.
I don’t even know how this gets through even under the guise of ‘holiday economics.’ While I’m not one to complain about 3-day weekends but then, surely, the line had to be drawn in this case. But, of course, it wasn’t.
Sure, it could always be argued that the commemoration would of course continue and the veritas of the day is still there (on the 12th) it’s just more convenient and economically progressive to have the holiday on a Monday. In that case, let’s also move another very special birthday to the preceding Monday, in the name of convenience and economic progress and since the commemoration needn’t be lessened and the veritas of the day is still present, let us move from it’s Thursday berth the birth of our Lord: Christmas!
See, how that wouldn’t work? They wouldn’t even dare lest there be an outcry from the vastly Christian majority of Filipinos. Hmmm… Filipinos? Maybe they would dare because the Filipinos don’t even care for their own birthday.
p.s. This is for you Tam Tan. hahahaha