Rizal province will be marking its 113th foundation anniversary this June 11, Wednesday.
The day has been declared a special non-working holiday in the said Southern Luzon province through Proclamation 762, which was signed by Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa last May 7.
Rizal was first established in June 11, 1901 through Act. No. 137 by the Second Philippine Commission, which has the same legislative powers as the Philippine Senate at present.
It was composed initially of 19 towns of Manila Province, and 14 municipalities belonging to the Morong Politico-Military District. Much of these territories, including Las Pinas, Mandaluyong, Marikina, and Makati, are now part of the National Capital Region.
The proposal to create Rizal province from the merger of Manila and Morong came from Dr. Trinidad Pardo de Tavero of the Federalist Party. He saw it as a way of honoring Dr. Jose Rizal, the country’s national hero.