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Philippine Holiday Guide for 2021

Here’s the Philippine Holiday guide for 2021 as per PROCLAMATION  NO. 986 signed by President Rodrigo Duterte on July 30, 2020.

This will guide you if you have important travel plans for this year. If there are unavoidable travel, please be aware of Covid19 safety and health protocols in the respective areas you will be visiting. It pays to be cautious all the time.

Leisure travel has been affected by the pandemic since last year. With the development in vaccines to combat Covid 19, we hope to be back to “normalcy” by the end of the year.

Date NameType
1 JanFridayNew Year’s DayRegular Holiday
12 FebFridayChinese Lunar New Year’s DaySpecial Non-working Holiday
25 FebThursdayPeople Power AnniversarySpecial Non-working Holiday
1 AprThursdayMaundy ThursdayRegular Holiday
2 AprFridayGood FridayRegular Holiday
3 AprSaturdayBlack SaturdaySpecial Non-working Holiday
9 AprFridayThe Day of ValorRegular Holiday
1 MaySaturdayLabor DayRegular Holiday
12 JunSaturdayIndependence DayRegular Holiday
20 JulTuesdayEid al-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice)Regular Holiday
21 JulWednesdayEid al-Adha Day 2Common local holiday
21 AugSaturdayNinoy Aquino DaySpecial Non-working Holiday
30 AugMondayNational Heroes DayRegular Holiday
1 NovMondayAll Saints’ DaySpecial Non-working Holiday
2 NovTuesdayAll Souls’ DaySpecial Working Holiday
30 NovTuesdayBonifacio DayRegular Holiday
8 DecWednesdayFeast of the Immaculate ConceptionSpecial Non-working Holiday
24 DecFridayChristmas EveSpecial Working Holiday
25 DecSaturdayChristmas DayRegular Holiday
30 DecThursdayRizal DayRegular Holiday
31 DecFridayNew Year’s EveSpecial Working Holiday
Source: https://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/philippines/2021

Update: I’ve made some adjustments to the following dates; November 2, December 24, and 31, being declared by Malacañang as Special Working Holidays. A no-work no-pay policy applies on the said dates, according to the government.

What You Should Know About Notary Stamps

Whether you’re just starting as a notary or have years of experience, you might find the laws’ constant updates confusing sometimes. The requirements surrounding your notarial equipment tend to stay similar throughout the years, so while your state may have its own rules, these are the basic guidelines you’ll need to follow.

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Ownership

Notaries must each own personal certificate stamps, which are exclusive to themselves and the current term. No matter who pays for your commission as a notary, you are responsible for your notary seal. No one else may use your stamp or seal; it remains your responsibility as long as you are a notary. 

Changes

If you legally change your name while commissioned as a notary, you may wonder if your state will require you to update your stamp immediately. Most states do not and will allow you to use the same seal until the end of your commission, as long as you don’t change your official signature during that time. 

You may change your official signature and seal before your commission expires, but there are usually several steps to take. If nothing else, you’ll have to update the necessary forms for your commission information and order a new notary stamp with the updated information. You’ll also need a new seal when you renew your commission.

Irregularities

You have a responsibility to keep your equipment safe, but you may find that your stamp, seal, or record book goes missing while you practice. If this happens, you’ll need to provide a detailed report to local law enforcement and your notary regulatory office so that they can follow up and prevent misuse.

When you end your service as a public notary, you’ll need to take your stamp with you since no one else can use it. Destroy it when your commission ends to ensure no illegal use can occur.

When Should You Hire a DWI Attorney?

When you drive under the influence of alcohol, you could be pulled over and charged with a DWI. In North Carolina, there are five levels of DWI, and each is associated with severe consequences, like fines, jail time, loss of driving privileges and others.

If you get arrested for drinking and driving, you may wonder if you need to hire an attorney. On one hand, you may think you can handle the impending process on your own, but on the other, you may be unsure of how to move forward. Here are some signs you should have a lawyer on your side.

This is Your Second or Third Arrest

If you have never been convicted of drinking and driving before, you should still work with a DWI attorney Greenville NC. But this becomes more important if this is your second or even third DWI. The penalties become more severe the more times you face this charge, so an attorney can help you prepare for what is to come.

You are Unsure of What to Do Next

After your DWI arrest, you may have to attend hearings or file certain paperwork at certain times. It is easy to lose track of these requirements, which can harm your case and make it harder to move on. Your attorney can help you stay on top of your case and help you understand what you need to do as you navigate the legal process.

You Want Help Moving Forward

Getting a DWI can be intimidating, and you may wonder how you will move on. Your attorney may be able to mitigate your charges. Beyond that, they may be able to help you figure out how to move forward if you get convicted. They can act as a valuable resource for finding employment, programs for recovery, and more.