May 1 is Labor Day in the Philippines

Philippine Labor Day

Labor Day is celebrated in the Philippines on May 1st. The first Labor Day celebration was on May 1, 1903 in front of the Malacañang Palace in a massive rally staged by the Union Obrera Democratica(Democratic Laborer’s Union) pressing for worker’s economic rights.

Philippine-Labor Day

Read the Pre-Labor Day statement from the official gazette of the Philippine government, http://www.gov.ph/2013/04/24/compliance-with-labor-standards-tops-labor-agenda-in-pre-labor-day-dialogue-with-president-aquino/

Did you see Google Doodle’s Philippine-Labor Day last year? Here’s a snapshot,

Google-Philippines Labor Day

Peaceful Labor Day Philippines, make sure you know the re-routes on Wednesday in case you’re going out.

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