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May 21 2014 declared as holiday in Malabon City

Malabon City will be marking its 415th foundation day this May 21, Wednesday. It has been declared a special non-working holiday through Proclamation 755, which Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa signed in behalf of President Benigno Aquino III last April 11. Read the full text of Proclamation 755 in this link.

The city used to be called “Tambobong” a reference to the “tambo” plants that are endemic to the area. During the Spanish period, it was under the administration of Augustinian Friars as its visita or parish together with its neighboring town of Navotas.

After the ouster of the Spaniards from the Philippines, Malabon became a municipality of the Rizal Province through Philippine Commission Act No. 137 (1900). It was later reunited with the town of Navotas through Philippine Commission Act No. 942.

By January 6, 1906, Malabon and Navotas were re-established as two distinct towns, and the set-up remained up to the present. malabon and Navotas, together with the cities of Caloocan and Valenzuela, are now collectively referred to as the “CaMaNaVa” area.

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May 21 2014 is a holiday in Malabon City (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

POSTSCRIPT: The University of the Philippines Manila College of Public Health (UPM-CPH) is inviting everyone, particularly those working in the health sector, to take part in its “2nd Short Course on Developing Skills in Communicating Health and Nutrition Messages Using the Social Media” which will run from May 14 to 16.

You can download here the official event brochure for UPM’s Second Short course on developing skills in communicating Health and nutrtion messages.

Interested parties may call 525-5858 or e-mail cphnutrition_dept@yahoo.com for inquiries.

(Disclosure: I will be one of the workshop-facilitators during this three-day seminar. – MM)

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