PLANNING to hit the beach, go on a road trip or spend a "staycation" at home? Then better start plotting your schedules as there are three non-working holidays this month, including one that will cover only the Province of Cebu.
The number will increase to five once President Rodrigo Duterte approves the request of the Mandaue City Council to declare August 30, 2019 a special non-working day in the city, and once a date for the observance of Eid'l Adha is issued in accordance with the Islamic calendar.
August 6, Tuesday, is a special non-working day in Cebu Province, as it celebrates its 450th founding anniversary.
Signed into law in 2000, Republic Act 8952 provides for the declaration of August 6 as a special non-working public holiday for the entire Province of Cebu "including its highly urbanized cities Cebu and Mandaue, and component cities Lapu-Lapu, Danao and Toledo..."
August 21, which falls on a Wednesday, was also declared a special non-working day in observance of Ninoy Aquino Day.
There will also be no work and classes on August 26, the last Monday of the month, as it is a regular holiday in observance of National Heroes Day.
On Tuesday morning, the Cebu Provincial Government will host an opening salvo at the Capitol grounds to launch the month-long founding anniversary celebration.
A ceremonial tree planting activity will also kick-off the opening of the Agri-Fair, which will showcase delicacies and products from Cebu's component cities and towns.
Aside from this, the Province will also host a week-long activity for the relaunching of the 1Cebu Expo on August 14.
A Capitol program in partnership with SM Seaside, 1Cebu Expo features booths that showcase tourist destinations and products from all over the province.
The Province will also crown its festival queen on Friday, August 23.
Some 44 towns and component cities will also vie for the top prize on Sunday, August 25, as Pasigarbo sa Sugbo makes its comeback stage at the Cebu City Sports Center. (RTF)