#WalangPasok – September 11 2017 declared holiday in Ilocos Norte

#WalangPasok – September 11 2017 declared holiday in Ilocos Norte

The country will be celebrating the 100th birth anniversary of the late former President and dictator Ferdinand Marcos this September 11.

It will be a special non-working holiday in Ilocos Norte, Marcos’ home province, according to President Rodrigo Duterte’s Proclamation 310 (see below). The said holiday will give the people of Ilocos Norte a three-day weekend because it falls on a Monday.

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September 11 2017 has been declared a holiday in Ilocos Norte to commemorate the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos’ 100th birth anniversary

Marcos is the tenth President of the Philippines, having served from 1965 until 1986, when he was ousted through EDSA People Power I. His twenty-year reign is the longest among all Presidents.

While credited for an active foreign policy and massive infrastructure projects, Marcos’ tenure as President has been marred with allegations of economic mismanagement, widespread plunder, thousands of extrajudicial killings, and many cases of documented human rights violations.

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