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December 2 2012 – Pasay City day holiday – THE FILIPINO SCRIBE

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December 2 2012 – Pasay City day holiday

Pasay City will be marking its 149th foundation anniversary this December 2, which falls on a Sunday this year. On this day last year, President Benigno Aquino III issued Proclamation 294 (click here to read its full text) which declared December 2 as a special non-working holiday on the said city in Metro Manila.

Aquino is expected to issue a similar proclamation anytime soon, or the city government of Pasay may make the declaration unilaterally. Please check this site for updates in the coming days.

Map of Metro Manila showing the location of Pa...

Pasay City (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

According to the city’s website, Pasay became a pueblo (the Spanish-era equivalent of a town, it was led by a gobernadorcillo) on December 2, 1863 upon the recommendation of Archbishop Gregorio Martinez of Sta. Cruz. A year before it, several prominent citizens of Pasay sent a petition to civil and ecclesiastical authorities for them to be allowed to manage their own political and religious affairs.

Martinez, who eventually became the Archbishop of Manila, is forever remembered in Philippine history for his refusal to defrock Fathers Mariano Gomez, Jose Burgos, and Jacinto Zamora prior to their execution in 1872. Instead, he ordered the tolling of the bells in every church in honor of them.

 

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3 thoughts on “December 2 2012 – Pasay City day holiday”

  1. Jerwyn Jake Pantoja says:

    ilipat nyo na ng monday,.!!!!

    1. markpere2010 says:

      No announcement as of 11PM today, December 2.

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