Zamboanga City Charter Day – February 26 2013

President Benigno Aquino III has declared February 26, Tuesday, a special non-working holiday in Zamboanga City. The said city in Western Mindanao will be marking its 76th Charter Day anniversary (referred to locally as Dia de Zamboanga) on that day. Aquino made the announcement through Proclamation 544. Read the proclamation in full in this link.

Zamboanga City became a chartered city in 1937, when the Philippines was still ruled by a Commonwealth Government under then-President Manuel L. Quezon. On February 26 of that year, Asia’s Latin City had its first set of city officials. Click here to know how you should be paid by your employer if you report for work on February 26.

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