Monday, March 13, 2017

March 20 (Monday) Declared As A Non-Working Holiday In La Trinidad, Benguet

It's going to be a long weekend for residents and workers in the town of La Trinidad in Benguet. In a proclamation signed by acting Executive Secretary Menardo Guevarra by the authority of President Rodrigo Duterte, Malacanang Palace declared March 20 (Monday) as a special non-working holiday in the entire municipality. The proclamation aims to allow residents of the town to participate in the ongoing celebrations of the month-long Strawberry Festival.

Here's a copy of the proclamation:

Malacanang Palace

By the President of the Philippines

Declaring Monday, 20 March 2017 As A Special (Non-Working) Day In The Municipality Of La Trinidad, Province Of Benguet

Whereas, the municipality of La Trinidad, Benguet marks the celebration of its Strawberry Festival every 18th day of March;

Whereas, to enable the people of the municipality of La Trinidad, Benguet to fully celebrate the occasion, the Office of the Mayor requested that Monday, 20 March 2017 be declared as a special non-working day instead of 18 March 2017 which falls on a Saturday;

Whereas, it is but fitting and proper that the people of the Municipality of La Trinidad, Benguet be given full opportunity to celebrate and participate in the occasion with appropriate ceremonies;

Now, therefore, I, Menardo I. Guevarra, acting Executive Secretary, by authority of the President, Rodrigo Roa Duterte, do hereby declare Monday, 20 March 2017, as a special non-working day in the Municipality of La Trinidad, Province of Benguet.

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the Republic of the Philippines to be affixed.

Done in the City of Manila, this 13th day of March, in the year of Our Lord, Two Thousand and Seventeen.

By Authority of the President
Menardo I. Guevarra
Acting Executive Secretary
Photo by Daniel Feliciano / The Cordilleran Sun