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List of Holidays, Non-working Days, and Special Working Days for 2022

Please note the following dates if you have the necessary travel plans for next year. Also, please be cautious of Covid19 safety and health protocols when traveling to avoid getting infected with the deadly virus. 

Regular holidays for 2022

January 1, 2022 (Saturday) - New Year's Day
April 9, 2022 (Saturday) - Araw ng Kagitingan
April 14, 2022 - Maundy Thursday
April 15, 2022 - Good Friday
May 1, 2022 (Sunday) - Labor Day
June 12, 2022 (Sunday) - Independence Day
August 29, 2022 (last Monday of August) - National Heroes Day
November 30, 2022 (Wednesday) - Bonifacio Day
December 25, 2022 (Sunday) - Christmas Day
December 30, 2022 (Friday) - Rizal Day

Special non-working days for 2022

February 1, 2022 (Tuesday) - Chinese New Year
February 25, 2022 (Friday) EDSA People Power Revolution anniversary
April 16, 2022 - Black Saturday
August 21, 2022 (Sunday) - Ninoy Aquino Day
November 1, 2022 (Tuesday) - All Saint's Day
December 8, 2022 (Thursday) - Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary

Special working days for 2022

November 2, 2022 (Wednesday) - All Souls' Day
December 24, 2022 (Saturday) - Christmas Eve
December 31, 2022 (Saturday) - Last day of the year

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.

4 Things Every Commercial Driver Should Know

Truck drivers and other logistics workers fill vital roles in society. There is also a certain sense of freedom that comes with spending each day on the road. If you are considering entering the transportation field as a commercial driver, there are some things you should know to make your work safer and more productive. 

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1. The Location of Rest Areas

You might as well face the fact that, when you are on the road for long hours, you will eventually need to stop. Whether that is for fuel or to get in required sleep, you want to stop at a place that is safe, clean and appropriate. Knowing the location of open rest areas will make any long-haul trip go easier and more smoothly. 

2. What To Do in the Case of An Accident or Traffic Violation

Being involved in a traffic accident or getting a ticket can be disastrous for a trucker. You should be prepared ahead of time by knowing where to find CDL traffic ticket lawyers who can help you fight any violations that might restrict your ability to gain employment. 

3. The Number for a 24-Hour Roadside Assitance Service

From blowouts to breakdowns, getting stuck on the side of a highway is more than an inconvenience for a truck driver. It can also mean a late delivery or missed pickup. Always keep contact information for a roadside assistance service that can help you get back on the road quickly and safely. 

4. Universal Laws Pertaining to CDL Drivers

There are some rules that pertain to commercial drivers regardless of where in the U.S. you are driving. These are largely regulated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and cover things like class restriction, hazmat endorsements and how many hours you can drive without stopping for a break. Take time to learn regulations and follow them to avoid fines or the possible revocation of your CDL. 

Earning your CDL can open employment opportunities. However, there are some things you should always keep in mind before you head out on the road.