The people of San Juan City will be celebrating its 111th annual foundation day anniversary this coming March 27, Tuesday. “Araw ng San Juan” is a special non-working holiday in that Metro Manila city as mandated in Republic Act (RA) 7669.
The holiday will effectively give those working or studying in San Juan one more holiday as the country observes the Holy week. RA 7669 became law in 1994, during the term of then-President Fidel Ramos. The full text of the said law can be accessed in this link.
San Juan became an independent municipality through Philippine Commission Act 1625 which was enacted in March 27, 1907. The Philippine Commission served as a unicameral legislative body during the first two decades of American colonization. The Filipino Scribe has obtained a copy of the said historical document, and it can be read below this post.
It took 100 years before San Juan was converted from a municipality into a city because of problems like unstable population and limited income – the main factors considered when municipalities apply for cityhood.