Aquino declares Feb. 10 as special non-working day in Kidapawan City in commemoration of its 14th Foundation Day

February 3, 2012 10:49 pm 

MANILA, Feb. 3 — President Benigno S. Aquino III has declared February 10 which falls on Friday as a special non-working day in the city of Kidapawan in Cotabato province in connection with the 14th Foundation Day of the city.

In Proclamation No. 321 signed by Executive Secretary Paquito N. Ochoa Jr. on January 20, the President issued the declaration after the Sangguniang Panlungsod of Kidapawan requested that February 10, instead of February 12 which falls on Sunday, be declared as a special non-working day.

February 12, 2012 marks Kidapawan City’s 14th Foundation Day but the Sangguniang Panlungsod made the request to President Aquino to enable the people of the city to fully participate in the occasion.

Kidapawan became a City on February 12, 1998 by virtue of Republic Act No. 8500 inked by the 12th President Fidel V. Ramos, making it a component city of the province of Cotabato.

Kidapaweños overwhelmingly ratified the cityhood in a plebiscite on March 21, 1998.

The city has vast eco-tourism potentials due to its strategic location at the foot of the country’s highest peak, Mount Apo. (PNA)

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