Feb. 26 declared holiday in Zambo PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 05 February 2016 13:21

by SHEILA COVARRUBIAS

Malacañang has issued Proclamation 1212 declaring February 26, 2016 as a special non-working day in the city in celebration of the 79th Charter Day Anniversary or Dia de Zamboanga.

Issued on January 28, 2016 and signed by Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr. by the authority of President Noy Aquino, the proclamation emphasizes that it is fitting and proper that the people of the city of Zamboanga be given full opportunity to celebrate and participate in the occasion with appropriate ceremonies.

February 26 marks the day when the first set of appointed city officials led by Mayor Nicasio Valderosa took their oath of office in City Hall. The event took place about 4 months after the city was declared a chartered city by then President Diosdado Macapagal.

The proclamation was issued per request from the City Government.

Meanwhile, Monday, February 8, Chinese New Lunar Year, is also declared a holiday nationwide per Proclamation 1105 series of 2015. It is one of the 19 holidays in the country.

On the other hand, February 25, which marks the 30th anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution is also a special non-working day by virtue of Proclamation 1071, series of 2015.

The EDSA people power revolution, according to the president, “restored our economic reforms in the country, serves as an inspiration to Filipinos everywhere as a nation and as a people.” The first EDSA revolution toppled the 20-year rule of former President Ferdinand Marcos. — Sheila Covarrubias