November 5, 2012 holiday in Negros Occidental

November 15, 2012 holiday in Occidental Mindoro

Residents of Negros Occidental will be marking the 114th anniversary of the 1898 Negros Revolution on Monday, November 5. The day, which falls on a Monday, is a special non-working holiday in the entire province as stipulated in Republic Act 6709, which was enacted by President Corazon Aquino in 1989. Read the full text of RA 6709 here.

Also called Al Cinco de Noviembre or Negros Day (though Negros Oriental is not included in the declaration), the occasion commemorates the successful effort of Negrense freedom fighters to drive out remnants of the Spanish government from the province. This historical event led to the establishment of the Republic of Negros under the leadership of Aniceto Lacson. The Negros Republic however was eventually subdued by the American colonizers.

English: Map of Negros Oriental
English: Map of Negros Island (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Meanwhile, people of Occidental Mindoro will also have a special non-working holiday this November 15, Thursday, to commemorate the province’s 62nd foundation anniversary. The Office of the President made the announcement through Proclamation 484, which was signed by Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa last October 4. Click here to access Proclamation 484 in full.

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