Palace declares Nov. 26 a special holiday in Dasmariñas City

By Gladys Pino

November 20, 2018, 6:22 pm

DASMARIÑAS CITY, Cavite – Malacañang has declared Nov. 26 (Monday) a special (non-working) holiday in this city to give its people the full opportunity to celebrate and participate in the city's founding anniversary.

The declaration was contained in Proclamation No. 625, signed by Executive Secretary Salvador C. Medialdea, by authority of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, on Nov. 13.

The city is slated to observe its annual butterfly-inspired “Paru-Paro” festival and founding anniversary on Nov. 26 where city folks, tourists and visitors participate, wearing colorful butterfly costumes and revelry motifs.

Mayor Elpidio F. Barzaga Jr. is expected to lead city officials, students and multi-sectoral groups in the annual celebration of the city’s official festival, created by virtue of the 2011 city resolution initiated by his predecessor, Mayor Jennifer Austria Barzaga.

The festival reflects the city’s transformation from a former small village of Imus City and its separation as a full-fledged progressive city and Cavite’s “university center” and one of the province’s vital hubs dotted with various services, commerce, trade and industries. (PNA)