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Palace declares special non-working holidays in some provinces

/ 11:28 AM June 14, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang has declared special non-working holidays in different provinces nationwide this month to give the public opportunity to celebrate significant events in their respective areas.

Proclamation No. 732 declared June 18, Tuesday, a special non-working day in Sta. Maria, Negros Occidental to allow locals to celebrate the municipality’s founding anniversary.

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Proclamation No. 735 declared June 15, Saturday, a special non-working holiday in Angeles City, Pampanga, which will remember the devastating 1991 Mt. Pinatubo eruption.

On June 15, 1991, Mt. Pinatubo erupted violently, sending high-speed avalanches of superheated ash, gas, and other volcanic debris down its slopes. The eruption was considered by volcanologists the second largest in the 20th century, next to the 1912 eruption of Mt. Novarupta in Alaska.

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READ: What went before: Mt. Pinatubo eruption

Meanwhile, Proclamation No. 736 would give people of General Santos City time to celebrate its 51st Charter Anniversary as it declared June 15, Saturday, a special non-working holiday in that city.

Proclamation No. 737 declared June 17, Monday, a special non-working holiday in Lapu-Lapu City in Cebu, which will celebrate its 58th Charter Anniversary.

June 17 will also be special non-working holiday for the municipality of Bindoy in Negros Oriental, which will celebrate its 70th Charter Anniversary; and the municipality of Maco in Compostela Valley, which will celebrate its 52nd founding anniversary.

Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea signed all of these proclamations, by the authority of President Rodrigo Duterte. Copies of the proclamations were released to the media on Friday. (Editor: Katherine G. Adraneda)

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