August 20 a non-working holiday in Lucena City | Inquirer News

August 20 a non-working holiday in Lucena City

By: - Correspondent / @dtmallarijrINQ
/ 08:10 AM August 11, 2022

Lucena

 

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LUCENA CITY  – Malacañang has declared August 20 a special non-working holiday in this capital city of Quezon province to mark its 61st Charter Day anniversary.

Proclamation No. 34, issued August 8 and signed by Executive Secretary Victor Rodriguez, stated: “It is but fitting and proper that the people of the City of Lucena be given full opportunity to celebrate and participate in the occasion with appropriate ceremonies.”

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A copy of the proclamation was posted on social media on Wednesday, August 10.

Rodriguez, however, stressed that the celebration will be “subject to the public health measures of the national government” due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As of August 10, the city has 35 COVID-19 infected residents from only two on June 3.

Lucena became a chartered city on June 17, 1961 by virtue of Republic Act No. 3271.

But the local government celebrates the occasion every August 20 to commemorate its formal inauguration as a city on August 20, 1962.

Lucena is now classified as a highly urbanized city.

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