MANILA, (PNA) — President Benigno S. Aquino III has declared September 17, which falls on a Tuesday, as a special (non-working day) in the municipality of Los Baños in the province of Laguna in celebration of its Foundation Day.
The Chief Executive issued the declaration through Proclamation No. 640 signed by Executive Secretary Paquito N. Ochoa Jr. on August 22 to give the people of Los Baños, the full opportunity to celebrate and participate in the occasion with appropriate ceremonies.
Los Baños was originally a barrio of Bay called Mainit, alluding to the town’s thermal springs.
Los Baños became a municipality on September 17, 1615. The town’s present name is derived from the Spanish word for “The Baths.”