Bangko Sentral says 2011 is critical year

Business World published an article saying:

“”2011 is beginning of a new decade. It is also a critical year that could spell whether we would be able to press on the road to sustained strong recovery,” Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Amando M. Tetangco, Jr. said in a forum at the Makati Shangri-La hotel yesterday.”

Tetangco has set a tone. Three things he cited:

1. uneven economic growth.
2. unpredictable investor preferences.
3. market reaction to regulatory changes

When has it been a year that wasn’t critical?

ABS-CBN noted things to watch out for in 2011.

Mark your calendar: Palace sets date for all holidays in 2011 (updated)

Salagdoong Beach Siquijor, Philippines

Sync your iCal and mark your Google calendars (or that Starbucks planner you just redeemed), the President has proclaimed all the holidays in 2011:

A. Regular Holidays

New Year’s Day – January 1 (Saturday)

Araw ng Kagitingan – April 9 (Saturday)

Maundy Thursday – April 21

Good Friday – April 22

Labor Day – May 1 (Sunday)

Independence Day – June 12 (Sunday)

National Heroes Day – August 29 (Last Monday of August)

Bonifacio Day – November 30 (Wednesday)

Christmas Day – December 25 (Sunday)

Rizal Day – December 30 (Friday)

B. Special (Non-Working) Days

Ninoy Aquino Day – August 21 (Sunday)

All Saints Day – November 1 (Tuesday)

Last Day of the Year – December 31 (Saturday)

C. Special Holiday (for all schools)

EDSA Revolution Anniversary – February 25 (Friday)

Update: for the observance of Eid’l Fitr and Eidul Adha, it will be announced in accordance with Islamic calendar, or upon Islamic astronomical calculations and that the Palace will await confirmation from the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) before making the announcement.

Now that everyone is on the same page, nice of the Palace to be pro-active for the next year.

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