March 17 declared a non-working holiday in Davao City

February 28, 2017 By

Dabawenyos get an extra day to celebrate the 80th Araw ng Davao with the declaration by Malacanan of March 17, Friday, as a special non-working holiday.

Annually since 1994, the celebration of Araw ng Davao on March 16 has always been a non-working holiday.

Sec. 2 of Republic Act 7865 states that “March 16 of every year is hereby declared as a special non-working public holiday in the City of Davao.”

On Monday, the Davao City Hall received a copy of the declaration by the Palace of March 17 as a holiday.

“It is but fitting and proper that the people of the City of Davao be given full opportunity to celebrate and participate in the occasion with appropriate ceremonies,” said Proclamation No. 166 signed by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea. CIO