Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all!! I pray for success to all Filipinos.
Well, its been a very long holiday this time for some of us. However, I am working. A lot of people are also working. Not that we have a cruel boss or we are workaholics. It is a necessity. I just can not understand our present government. Declaring such a very long holiday. They say so that people can rest. But can we really afford to rest?? A world faced with economic problems and recessions and here the Filipinos are resting because the government says so. Is this the best economic plan? Work = profit = economic stability. Is that hard to understand? Well if the people from the government want rest, well give them rest. Most of the Filipinos really can do better without them anyway. You have been resting anyway since forever while us the people from the private skin our ass to the bones working paying taxes while you sit on your pretty pretentious government desk chatting with your fellow government worker. Splurging our hard earned taxes and not even lifting a finger to help us when we are on que at your worthless office just to get some really worthless requirements that dont really hold any use(ie: cedula). I’m sorry, I got carried away.
Anyway, a lot of businesses are suffering due to the holidays. Businesses need banks. Banks are closed. Except for maybe BDO. This bank knows business.
Also, a lot if not the majority of the Filipinos are working for the informal sector. Meaning, farmers, laborers, piece workers… And the rest of the masses. These are the people that cannot afford long holidays. You can not say to a piece of agri product, “please don’t rot, the businessman that will take you is closed for the holidays.” And for the laborer who is payed by the day who is also earning just enough for the day. Can he say to his wife and children ” Babe and kids, please dont eat for the week. I don’t have work because our boss is on holiday. ok?” Also for the garments worker, can she say ” Sorry dear husband, please don’t eat because our factory is closed.” This is what is really happening beneath the bright and happy surface of HOLIDAYS!