January 16 2016 declared a holiday in Navotas City

january 16 2015 navotas holiday
January 16 2015 is a special non-working holiday in Navotas City

Navotas City will be marking its 110th foundation anniversary this January 16, Saturday.

That day has been declared a special non-working by President Benigno Aquino III through Proclamation 1180. The proclamation was signed by executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa in behalf of Aquino last December 17. Click here to read the full text of Proclamation 1180.

 

january 16 2015 navotas holiday
January 16 2015 is a special non-working holiday in Navotas City

Dubbed as the “Fishing Capital of the Philippines,” Navotas was once part of Malabon, which borders its east side. Navotas became an independent municipality through Act No. 1442 which was enacted by the Philippine Commission in January 16, 1906 (hence the celebration).

By 1975, Navotas together with twelve other jurisdictions became part of the newly-created Metropolitan Manila or National Capital Region. It achieved cityhood following a successful plebiscite in 2007.

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