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Official List of nationwide holidays for 2016 from http://www.gov.ph

Nineteen nationwide holidays have been declared for 2016, so far.

The following were declared by virtue of Proclamation No. 1105, s. 2015, unless otherwise specified:

January 1, 2016, Friday – New Year’s Day (Regular holiday)

January 2, 2016, Saturday – Additional special non-working day

February 8, 2016, Monday – Chinese New Year (Special non-working day)

February 25, 2016 – EDSA People Power Revolution (Special non-working day by virtue ofProclamation No. 1071, s. 2015)

March 24, 2016 – Maundy Thursday (Regular holiday)

March 25, 2016 – Good Friday (Regular holiday)

March 26, 2016 – Black Saturday (Special non-working day)

April 9, 2016, Saturday – Araw ng Kagitingan (Regular holiday)

May 1, 2016, Sunday – Labor Day (Regular holiday)

May 9, 2016, Monday – The national and local elections (special public non-working holiday by virtue of Proclamation No. 1254, s. 2016)

June 12, 2016, Sunday – Independence Day (Regular holiday)

August 21, 2016, Sunday – Ninoy Aquino Day (Special non-working day)

August 29, 2016, Monday – National Heroes Day (Regular holiday)

October 31, 2016, Monday – Additional special non-working day

November 1, 2016, Tuesday – All Saints Day (Special non-working day)

November 30, 2016, Wednesday – Bonifacio Day (Regular holiday)

December 24, 2016, Saturday – Additional special non-working day

December 25, 2016, Sunday – Christmas Day (Regular holiday)

December 30, 2016, Friday – Rizal Day (Regular holiday)

December 31, 2016, Saturday – Additional special non-working day


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First Philippine Microsatellite, Unveiled : The Diwata-1

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Credit goes to :  Aksyon Now publisher at youtube.com

The ‘Diwata-1′, the Philippines’ first microsatellite, was unveiled to the public for the first time at the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). 

“This is the first microsatellite that is built with Filipino engineers, and also the first microsatellite of the Philippines,” said Dr. Rowena Guevara, Undersecretary for Scientific & Technological Services, DOST

Diwata 1 was developed and assembled by Filipino engineers specifically seven Filipino scholars in a span of one year.

Diwata-1 is the first satellite of the venture and is also a part of the Department of Science and Technology’s Philippine Scientific Earth Observation Micro-Satellite (PHL-Microsat) Program. The satellite is an updated version of the Raijin-2 which was developed by the two Japanese universities.

The Philippine government has been availing services from foreign countries for satellite imagery. Carlos Primo David, executive director of the Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development called the whole PHL-Microsat program is a small investment taking note that in 2013, following the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, locally known as Typhoon Yolanda, the government had to pay about ₱56 million for a set of image of areas affected by the typhoon. This led to the creation of the program.

Sources:

http://www.vjdefense.com/2016/01/first-philippine-microsatellite-unveiled.html

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diwata-1


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While we were here

This movie was amazing! The story that is told in this movie is not about love, it’s about liberation. And definitely this movie is a tear jerker!

Set next to the pretty background of the Island of Ischia, off the Amalfi Coast, and “WHILE WE WERE HERE” follows a young American writer named Jane (Kate Bosworth) who finds herself at a personal and professional crossroads when she accompanies her husband Leonard (Iddo Goldberg) on a business trip.
For me the story that is told in this movie is not about love, it’s about liberation. While escaping the dullness of her comfortable marriage by delving deeper into adapting her grandmother’s WWII stories (narrated by Claire Bloom) into a memoir she stumbles into a romantic affair with a younger man (Jamie Blackley) who complicates her life even further. I’m not even entirely certain what prompts her to do this considering how much her husband — in his own way — loves her, and she must him. I don’t think the movie can even be considered romantic or otherwise its only sensuality.


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Time Out of Mind

Recently a picture of Richard Gere, playing in real life as a homeless guy were circulating, guess why? The actor was going deep undercover for his role as a man living on the streets and trying desperately to reconnect with how is life gonna be for a man with no house. You will never know who you really are until everything has been taken away from you.

The film is named after Bob Dylan’s 30th studio album