October 4 declared a holiday in Siquijor for 'Dilaab Festival'

MANILA -- President Benigno Aquino III has declared October 4 (Saturday) a special non-working day in the municipality of Siquijor, province of Siquijor, in celebration of the "Dilaab Festival".

President Aquino issued the declaration through Proclamation 471 signed by Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr. on September 13 to give the people of Siquijor the full opportunity to celebrate and participate in the occasion with appropriate ceremonies.

"Dilaab" suggests the distinct hospitality that the Siquijodnons are popularly known for.

"Dilaab Festival," which gives due recognition to the natural assets of Siquijor, also honors the town’s patron saint, St. Francis of Assisi, who was known for his being a lover of nature. (Jill Beltran/Sunnex)

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