Taguig City will be celebrating its 13th cityhood anniversary this December 8, Friday.
The day has been declared as a special non-working holiday throughout the city by virtue of President Rodrigo Duterte’s Proclamation 358. This means that most of those working and studying in Taguig will be able to enjoy a three-day weekend.
Taguig’s transition from being a municipality into a highly urbanized city was not an easy one. It started in 1998 when then-President Joseph Estrada signed into law Republic Act 8487.
RA 8487 mandated that a plebiscite be held to determine if the residents of Taguig are in favor of the cityhood initiative. A vote was held, and the “no” side was declared victorious. However, the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) reversed the declared outcome because of rampant irregularities in the voting and counting process.