Take an Extreme Adventure or Just Chill at Laresio Lakeside Resort and Spa

The last weekend of February had us driving to UPLB to fetch Ralph who went on an overnight debate competition. Since February 25 was declared as an official holiday, we thought that it would be the best time to spend the night at a resort in Los Baños. It was a last minute decision so I failed to reserve us a room at the Makiling Onsen Spa. Thankfully, Laresio Lakeside Resort and Spa was just a few hundred meters and a phone call away.

It was actually my husband first discovered Laresio Lakeside Resort and Spa. He saw a viral post on Facebook about it and tagged me. I didn't realize that it was also located in Los Baños until our car drove past its signage along the highway. Luck was on our side when I booked because there were still a few rooms available. As the night passed, we saw guests coming and checking in the rooms beside ours.

Checking-in at Laresio
We availed of the Small Group Overnight Package for 4 which cost us 1,500 each.

The package an airconditioned room good for…

2013 Regular and Special Non-working Holidays in the Philippines

Malacañang Palace, the seat of the Philippine national government, released the list of regular and special non-working holidays for 2013. The list below was based on Proclamation 459, signed by President Benigno Aquino III.

Regular Holidays

  • Jan. 1, New Year's Day (Tuesday)
  • March 28, Maundy Thursday
  • March 29, Good Friday
  • April 9, Araw ng Kagitingan (Tuesday)
  • May 1, Labor Day (Wednesday)
  • June 12, Independence Day (Wednesday)
  • Aug. 26, National Heroes' Day (last Monday of August)
  • Nov. 30, Bonifacio Day (Saturday)
  • Dec. 25, Christmas Day (Wednesday)
  • Dec. 30, Rizal Day (Monday)

Special Non-working Holidays

  • March 30, Black Saturday
  • Aug. 21, Ninoy Aquino Day (Wednesday)
  • Nov. 1, All Saints' Day (Friday)
  • Nov. 2, All Souls' Day (Saturday)
  • Dec. 24, day before Christmas (Tuesday)
  • Dec. 31, New Year's Eve (Tuesday)


  • Feb. 25, the EDSA Revolution anniversary - Special holiday for all schools.
  • To be announced, Eid’l Fitr and Eidul Adha - The dates will depend on the Islamic calendar (Hijra), the lunar calendar, or on Islamic astronomical calculations.

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Quinn Skyler said…
Hey i want holiday on my birth day too, can you please update the calendar. :p

It's good to know in advance the regular and special non-working holidays so we can plan our family travels ahead of time. 
Jennie of KikayCorner.net said…
Yahoo!!!1 time to book those flights! :)
peachkins said…
Thank you for this, Mauie. Makapag-early vacation planning na!
Badet Siazon said…
I keep a list like this too. This comes in handy pag may seat sales. haha
lo sigrid said…
I can't decide on our vacation days yet for next year! We gotta have the budget for one beach holiday!
Ane said…
Woot! Thanks so much for this sis, it beats having to google everything at the last minute! :) Agree with Peachy, pwede na magplan ng vacation ng maaga. :)
jem alvarado said…
I am looking forward to 2013 and this early holiday announcement is great to schedule family affair for next year in advance.
jared's mum said…
this would really come handy, especially for those who work in a regular 9-5 job + would like to keep tabs on the holidays! i'd like to keep a list, too, just so I am abreast with what is happening around me! thanks for sharing! ;)