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August 6 is Cebu's Special Non-Working Holiday

Though August 6, 2011 does not fall on a school day, the working class can have a field day with a non-working weekend. But if they do work on that day, they are entitled for a 30 percent premium of their rates.

Cebu commemorates August 6, 2011 as its founder’s day of being a province. Celebrating its 442nd anniversary, Cebu gains its provincial status since the appointment of Miguel Lopez de Legazpi as governor under the royal decree granted by King Philip II of Spain in August 6, 1569.


The founder’s day of Cebu is a special holiday that also encompasses Cebu City, which is a chartered city and Mandaue City, which has an independent status in cityhood. Thus, the whole Cebu province including the component cities can enjoy the celebration of the founding anniversary.


The declaration of Cebu Charter Day was made in accordance to a resolution, which is the Republic Act of 8952 of 1993. The republic act is an amendment of RA 7698, which failed to include Cebu City and the highly urbanized cities of Cebu in the commemoration of Cebu’s founding anniversary.


Various activities will be celebrated in the whole month of August, 2011 in Cebu Province. The anniversary celebration kicked off with a business program, The Agro Trade Fair on August 1, 2011. The opening salvo was done by Cebu governor Gwendolyn Garcia.


“Sugbo Nagasubay sa Tukmang Dalan” is Cebu’s 442nd founding anniversary’s theme this year.



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