Tuesday, May 01, 2012

May 01- LABOR DAY!

Weee.. No classes, No work, because it's LABOR DAY!   We have enough time to spend and to bond our family together and to relax off from work and other obligations, but do you know what's the true meaning of this special holiday?
           LABOR DAYis a non-working holiday celebrated on May 1 of every year in the Philippines. This day is workers all over the country; however, this day is also often marked by demonstrations and rallies as the labor sector airs its grievances.

                                           BRIEF HISTORY IN THE PHILIPPINES

Labor Day in the Philippines was first celebrated in 1903, when the Philippines was still under U.S. rule. That year, more than a hundred thousand workers organized by the Union Obrero Democratica de Filipinas (UODF) marched to Malacañang on the first of May to demand better working conditions. The American colonial government was alarmed. The Philippine Constabulary, composed of Americans and Filipinos, raided the printing press of UODF and arrested its president, Dominador Gomez, for illegal assembly and sedition.
Ten years later, on May 1, 1913, Congreso Obrero de Filipinas was organized. Led by Herminigildo Cruz, it fought for an eight-hour working day, abolition of child labor, just labor standards for women, and liability of capitalists.
Since then, Labor Day in the Philippines has been commemorated not only with parades and celebrations, but also with rallies and demonstrations of the labor sector.
On May 1, 2001, “EDSA III” or “People Power 3” took place; it differed from EDSA One and EDSA Dos in that the main participants were themasa—the supporters of impeached president Joseph Estrada-- against newly installed president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. It started as a demonstration that became a political revolt and degenerated into a riot that left in its wake torched vehicles and garbage along portions of EDSA and Mendiola.

    Just want to share it you guys, it's something we can look forward to in terms of our work

10 Tips to be Happy at Work
1. Negative energy? No thanks!/ We don't bad feelings!
2. Celebrate your successes./ You deserve them!
3. Have always fruit close to you.
4 .Make a better world with your work/ and make others to be happy!
5. Ask to Loli about her son/ it will be a great present.
6. Forget the ties!/ Nothing must drowning you!
7. Redecorate your desk/ before-after
8. Stay away from gossips/Oh my god!/ unbelievable!
9. Doodle while you are on the phone.
10. Inspire, expire, talk..../ The sun always comes out.
       You do your best work if you do a job that makes you happy!


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