#WalangPasok – May 27 2022 declared holiday in Camarines Sur
The province of Camarines Sur will be having its annual foundation anniversary this May 27, Friday. The event is more popularly known as the Kaogma Festival.
May 27 is a special non-working holiday in Camarines Sur as well as in Iriga City and Naga City by virtue of Republic Act (RA) 9410. The law was signed by then-President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in 2007. Read the full text of RA 9410 here. This will give the residents of the province a three-day weekend since it falls on a Friday this year.
Citing historical records obtained from Spain, the official website of Camarines Sur says the province was first established in May 27, 1579 though a decree by Governor General Francisco Sande. In 1829, the Camarines territory was divided into two only to be reunited by 1854. The division became final in 1917 via Philippine Legislative Act No. 2711.