By Argyll Geducos
Malacañang has declared special non-working holidays in five different cities across the country this month.
In Proclamation No. 898 signed by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, a special non-working holiday was declared in Laoag, Ilocos Norte for the celebration of the Pamulinawen Festival on Monday, February 10.
Another special non-working day was declared in Talisay, Negros Occidental through Proclamation No. 899 for its 22nd Charter Anniversary on Tuesday, February 11.
The Palace also declared a special non-working holiday in the city of Paranñaque on Thursday, February 13, for its 22nd Cityhood Anniversary through Proclamation No. 900.
Proclamation No. 901 declared a special non-working holiday in Bayawan, Negros Oriental on Tuesday, February 18, for the celebration of the Tawo-Tawo Festival.
All four proclamations were signed by Medialdea on January 31.
Meanwhile, a special non-working holiday was also declared in Zamboanga City on Wednesday, February 26, for the celebration of its 83rd Charter Anniversary through Proclamation No. 902 signed by Medialdea on February 3.
In his proclamations, Medialdea said that the holidays were declared so people can be given the opportunity to celebrate.
“It is but fitting and proper that the people be given full opportunity to celebrate and participate in the occasion with appropriate ceremonies,” he said.