Workers and employees based in Cebu City will have a three-day weekend before February comes to an end.  The famous “Queen City of the South” will be marking its 77th annual charter day anniversary on February 24, Monday.

This is stipulated in Republic Act (RA) 7287, which took effect in 1992, during the time of then-President Corazon Aquino. Read the full text of RA 7257 here.

The charter of Cebu City is also known as Commonwealth Act No. 58 (click here to read it). CA No. 58 was approved October 20, 1936 while the city’s formal inauguration happened February 24, 1937 (hence, the selected date for the festivities).

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The City Hall of Cebu City (photo by Mark Madrona)

According to a post in the official website of the Cebu City government, then-Interior Secretary Elpidio Quirino represented President Manuel L. Quezon during the event. Quirino also went on to serve as president from 1948 to 1953.

The following day, February 25, is a special holiday for schools nationwide. The day marks the 28th anniversary of the 1986 People Power protests.

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Mark Madrona is a prize-winning blogger, online journalist, and educator from the Philippines. Previously a book editor, he is now teaching communication subjects for two public universities in Manila. His blog The Filipino Scribe won 3rd place in a blog competition organized by the Affiliated Network for Social Accountability in East Asia and the Pacific (ANSA-EAP). In 2015, it was one of the finalists in the 2015 Lasallian Scholarum Awards for Best Online Feature Article in Youth and Education. He also won the Best Blog Award during the 2011 Population and Development Media Awards, the youngest recipient of that recognition. Know more about him here: http://www.filipinoscribe.com/about/.

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