MANILA, (PNA) — President Benigno S. Aquino III has declared September 12, which falls on a Thursday, as a special (non-working day) in the municipality of Siquijor in commemoration of its 41st year anniversary as the capital town of the province of Siquijor.
The Chief Executive issued the declaration through Proclamation No. 649 signed by Executive Secretary Paquito N. Ochoa Jr. on September 4 to give the people of Siquijor municipality the full opportunity to celebrate and participate in the occasion with appropriate ceremonies.
Previously, the capital of Siquijor province was Larena. In 1972, the municipality of Siquijor became the capital town by virtue of Proclamation No. 1075.