Just dropping by to wish everyone a Merry Christmas (despite the economic crisis) and a prosperous New Year (again, despite the economic crisis). If it’s any consolation, Malacanang issued Proclamation No. 1695 , declaring January 2, 2009 as an additional non-working holiday for 2009 . That means we have a VERY long vacation from December 25 until January 4, 2009. Enjoy the holidays, everyone. More blessings in the years to come.