August 19 2013 – Quezon City Day holiday
The Philippines will be the marking this August 19 the 135th birth anniversary of Manuel L. Quezon, the country’s second president. The day, which falls on a Monday, is a special non-working holiday in Quezon City, as well as in Aurora and Quezon provinces.
This is in accordance to Republic Act (RA) 6741, which was signed by then-President Corazon Aquino back in 1988. August 19 is a special working holiday elsewhere in the country. Read the full text of RA 6741 here.
Quezon City and Quezon province were both named after the man who led the country from 1935 to 1944, while Aurora province in Region III was named after his wife. Quezon died of tuberculosis in the United States in 1944 while his wife was killed in an ambush in 1949.
Residents or the aforementioned areas will have two more holidays for the month – Ninoy Aquino Day on August 21 and National Heroes’ Day on August 26.