Palace declares non-working holiday in Davao City, four other areas

Published January 30, 2020, 12:00 AM

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By Genalyn Kabiling

Malacañang has declared March 1, Sunday, a special non-working day in Davao City to mark the celebration of its founding anniversary.

Malacañang Palace. (Photo by Richard V. Viñas) | Manila Bulletin
Malacañang Palace (Photo by Richard V. Viñas) | Manila Bulletin)

The holiday declaration contained in Proclamation No. 890 was signed by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea last Jan. 22 and released by the Palace Thursday.

“On 01 March 2020, Sunday, the City of Davao, Province of Davao del Sur, will mark the celebration of its Araw ng Dabaw,” the proclamation read. “It is but fitting and proper that the people of the City of Davao be given full opportunity to celebrate and participate in the occasion with appropriate ceremonies.”

Davao City is the hometown of President Rodrigo Duterte.

Malacañang also declared holidays in four other places for the public to celebrate historic events.

Proclamation No. 891 declared Feb. 3, Monday, a special non-working day in Biñan City, Laguna in celebration of its 75th Liberation Day.

The Palace also issued Proclamation No. 892 declaring Feb. 3, Monday, a holiday in Bulacan to mark the celebration of the birth anniversary of former Senator Blas Ople.

The proclamation said Ople, who also served as foreign secretary and labor secretary, devoted decades of his life to selfless and dedicated service to the country and the people.

“Blas F. Ople, son of Bulacan, is a model citizen and public officer to the Filipino people, especially the Bulakenyos,” it read.

Under Proclamation No. 893, Feb. 12 will be a holiday in Kidapawan City, Cotabato to mark its 22nd founding anniversary.

A special non-working day has also been declared on Feb. 11, Tuesday, in Iriga City, Camarines Sur to celebrate its Tinagba Festival, an ancient Bicolano first harvest offering. The holiday was issued via Proclamation No. 894.