January 1 New Year’s Day

February 25 Anniversary of the EDSA revolution

March/April (variable) Maundy Thursday, Good Friday

April 9 Bataan Day

May 1 Labor Day

June 12 Independence Day

August 21 Ninoy Aquino Day

August 29 National Heroes Day

August (variable) Eid ’l Fitr, the end of Ramadan

November 1 All Saints’ Day

December 25 Christmas Day; the following day is also a holiday

December 30 Rizal Day, in honour of José Rizal

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Is Camiguin the most beautiful island you've never heard of?

Is Camiguin the most beautiful island you've never heard of?

The Philippines has hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons in the last few years. From Typhoon Yolanda, the superstorm which left a band of destruction fro…

02 Oct 2017 • Mike MacEacheran insert_drive_file Article
Puerto Princesa Underground River: the Philippines' 8km-long subterranean wonder

Puerto Princesa Underground River: the Philippines' 8km-long subterranean wonder

Deep underground on the island of Palawan in the Philippines lies the Puerto Princesa River. Both a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the ‘New 7 Wonders o…

10 Jan 2017 • Esme Fox insert_drive_file Article
The stunning Philippines in pictures

The stunning Philippines in pictures

Rough Guides writer Kiki Deere shares some of her best photographs of the Philippines from her latest trip to Southeast Asia.  Comprising 7107 islands, the …

18 Dec 2015 • Kiki Deere insert_drive_file Article
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