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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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
Gorgeous video explores the Philippines from above

Gorgeous video explores the Philippines from above

The Philippines is beautiful from the ground, but from above it's even better. This video soars hundreds of metres into the air to give you a bird's-eye view …

29 Jul 2015 • Lottie Gross videocam Video
Batanes: off the radar on The Philippines' remotest islands

Batanes: off the radar on The Philippines' remotest islands

Kiki Deere, co-author of the Rough Guide to the Philippines, heads off the tourist trail to Batanes. This cluster of islands, located almost 150km off the north…

25 May 2015 • Kiki Deere insert_drive_file Article
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