Dec. 4 a holiday in Cebu in honor of Sergio Osmena Jr.

Published November 25, 2020, 8:17 PM

by Genalyn Kabiling

Malacañang has declared Dec. 4, Friday, as a special non-working day in the province of Cebu in honor of the late Senator Sergio Osmeña Jr.

Senator Sergio Osmeña Jr

The holiday declaration was contained in Proclamation No. 1053 signed by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea.

The proclamation noted that the province of Cebu is expected to mark the celebration of the 104th birth anniversary of Osmeña on Dec. 4.

Osmeña, a son of former President Sergio Osmeña Sr., served as governor of Cebu province from 1951 to 1959. He was also elected mayor of Cebu City from 1959 to 1963 and senator from 1965 to 1971. 

“It is but fitting and proper that the people of the Province of Cebu be given full opportunity to celebrate and participate in the occasion with appropriate ceremonies, subject to community quarantine, social distancing, and health measures,” the proclamation read.

Malacañang also declared holidays in four other places to allow residents to celebrate their respective historic occasions.

In Proclamation No. 1050, the Palace declared Dec. 16, Wednesday, a special non-working day in Calatagan, Batangas to mark its founding anniversary.

December 10 will also be a holiday in Meycauayan, Bulacan under Proclamation No. 1049. The holiday declaration will be in line with celebration of “Araw ng Lungsod ng Meycauayan.”

Proclamation No. 1044 declared Nov. 26, Thursday, a holiday in Dasmariñas City, Cavite in line with its founding anniversary.

Under Proclamation No. 1048, Nov. 25, Wednesday, was declared a holiday in Maragusan, Davao De Oro for its founding anniversary celebration.

Medialdea has reminded the observance of community quarantine, social distancing na other health protocols during these local occasions.