Aug. 29 named holiday in Mandaue

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Monday, August 18, 2014


PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III declared Aug. 29 a special non-working holiday in Mandaue City for its 45th Charter Day Celebration.

The City celebrates its Charter Day every Aug. 30 of the year, but the date falls on a Saturday this year, prompting the City Council to request that Aug. 29 be declared a special holiday instead.

“It is but fitting and proper that the people of the City of Mandaue be given full opportunity to celebrate and participate in the occasion with appropriate ceremonies,” read Presidential Proclamation 840, which Aquino issued last Aug. 4 through executive secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr.

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The City kicked off its month-long Charter Day celebration last Aug. 4 with a parade.

Mandaue became a city by virtue of Republic Act 5519, passed on June 21, 1969. But Presidential Proclamation 586 designated Aug. 30, 1969 as the date of the formal organization of the City Government.

In its resolution submitted to the Office of the President, the City Council said this year’s celebration will focus on giving recognition “to the city’s increasing number of investors and their unsurpassed entrepreneurial dynamism.”

The city, which hosts several industries, was declared highly urbanized on March 27, 1990.

Highlights of the celebration will include an exhibit about the city’s history, a food festival, and the awarding of the City’s top taxpayers.

The City will hold the Taxpayer’s Night and the awarding of the city’s most outstanding workers at the City Sports Complex on Aug. 29.

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on August 19, 2014.

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