February 26 declared a holiday in Zamboanga City

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013


MANILA -- President Benigno Aquino III has declared February 26 a special (non-working) day in the city of Zamboanga, in celebration of its 76th Charter Day anniversary or "Dia de la Ciudad de Zamboanga."

February 26 falls on a Tuesday.

The President issued the declaration through Proclamation 544 signed by Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr. on February 6 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 39, when the Philippines was still ruled by a Commonwealth Government under then President Manuel L. Quezon.

For the second year, the City Government will co-sponsor with the Film Development Council of the Philippines, the 2nd Zamboanga International Film Festival.

The festival gives young and old Zamboangueños the opportunity to screen Filipino and international indie films at the Mindpro Cinema. The Red Carpet Night will be at 7 p.m. at the Centro Latino Hall at the Paseo del Mar on February 23.

The City Government has also lined-up several activities for the celebration of "Dia de la Ciudad de Zamboanga," including street dancing, a cultural dance festival and a regatta. (Jill Beltran/Sunnex)

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