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Jan 15-19 Manila 5-day holiday during Pope visit

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Won't mean anything for the embassy - not an "official holiday" for the Philippines


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Not only that, most of the visit isn't even near the Embassy. The only thing that possibly would put a damper on Embassy-related things, the Mass at Luneta, is on a Sunday.

http://papalvisit.ph/the-papal-visit-itinerary/


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These "holidays" are proclaimed by the mayor of Manila, doubt many businesses will be closing... JMHO


Hank

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From www.slec.ph

St. Luke's Extension Clinic - Ermita, Manila Closed for Papal Visit

Posted Wednesday, January 7, 2015

St. Luke's Medical Center Extension Clinic - ERMITA, MANILA will be closed from January 15-19, 2015 during Pope Francis's Pastoral and State Visit to the Philippines.

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USEM is closed Friday for sure and then Monday for MLK day. Thursday looks to be a half day.

Oh okay. It's just because my status is hang up to "Ready" and tomorrow is my second day. Hopeful to hear from them. Thanks!

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Marthin Luther King day

Thank you!

The USEM will be closed Monday because that is one of the holidays that the US government employees don't work.

Oh I see. Thank you!

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By the way what's MLK day?

In a few States in the South is is also the celebration of Robert E. Lee, The Confederate General in the Civil War in the USA.

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