Dec. 8 nonworking holiday in Taguig
MANILA, Philippines—Malacañang has declared Dec. 8 a special nonworking holiday in Taguig City, in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of Taguig’s cityhood.
By authority of the President, Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr. signed Proclamation No. 914 declaring the holiday, which falls on a Monday, to “give the people of the City of Taguig full opportunity to celebrate and participate in the occasion.”
On Dec. 8, 1998, Republic Act No. 8487 was enacted converting the then municipality of Taguig into a highly urbanized city.
A plebiscite held the following year showed that the residents were against it, but a recount approved by the Supreme Court in February 2004 showed that the majority were in favor of cityhood, according to the local government website.
Taguig officially became a city on Dec. 8, 2004.
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