President declares Feb. 26 special non-working day in Zambo PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 15 February 2014 12:26

President Benigno S. Aquino III has declared February 26, which falls on a Wednesday, as a special (non-working) day in the city of Zamboanga, in celebration of its 77th Charter Day.

The Chief Executive issued the declaration through Proclamation No. 717 signed by Executive Secretary Paquito N. Ochoa Jr. on February 7 to give the people of Zamboanga City the full opportunity to celebrate and participate in the occasion with appropriate ceremonies.

Zamboanga City became a chartered city in 1937 by virtue of Commonwealth Act. No. 39, when the Philippines was still ruled by a Commonwealth Government under then President Manuel L. Quezon.