Proposed 3 special working holidays in Cebu get Senate’s nod

October 15, 2012 10:32 pm 

MANILA, Oct. 15 – Three House bills seeking to declare three special working holidays in Cebu got approval from the Senate on Monday.

Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr., chairman of the Senate committee on local government, sponsored the proposed laws.

“The declaration of local holidays through congressional legislation will permanently preserve and uphold the local historical and significant events that enrich the cultural heritage of local government units,” Marcos said.

A total of 14 senators granted their affirmative votes to House Bill Nos. 537, 540 and 3496 with no negative and abstention votes.

Cebu Representatives Eduardo Gullas and Marlyn Primicias-Agabas introduced the measures at the House of Representatives.

House Bill No. 537 declares Sept. 5 of every year as a special working holiday in Naga City to be known as the Charter City Day of the City of Naga commemorating the foundation day of the city.

On the other hand, House Bill No. 540 declares July 7 of every year as a special non-working holiday in Carcar City, to be known as the Charter City Day of the City of Carcar, commemorating the foundation day of the city, while House Bill No. 3496 declares March 26 of every year as a special working holiday commemorating the Historic Liberation of Cebu from the Japanese Occupation during World War II.

“These local festivities will serve as great avenues for the LGUs to promote their products, places and business opportunities that would welcome local and foreign visitors in the country, thereby boosting the economic growth of the LGUs,” Marcos said. (PNA)

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