Sunday, March 6, 2016

March 18 Declared As A Non-Working Holiday In La Trinidad, Benguet

Mayor Edna Tabanda of La Trinidad has issued an executive order directing the observance of March 18, 2016 as a special non-working holiday in the town. This is to allow residents of the town to participate in the events scheduled during said date. These events are parts of the celebration of the town's annual Strawberry Festival. Observance of the date as a non-working holiday is also expected to significantly boost the town's tourism industry.

The events scheduled for March 18 are as follows: Civic Parade, Main Program, Kekkan, Multi-cultural Celebrations and Owik Tan Tayao, and Sisterhood Signing with Guam.

It can be recalled that in 2004, then Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo declared March 18 as a special non-working holiday in the municipality of La Trinidad in celebration of the Strawberry Festival.
Photo by Daniel Feliciano