Palace declares Nov. 26 a holiday in Dasmariñas City

By Gladys Pino

November 15, 2019, 12:36 pm

<p>Paru-Paro Festival 2019 poster<strong> </strong><em>(G</em><em>rabbed from Cong. Pidi Barzaga's official Facebook account)</em></p>

Paru-Paro Festival 2019 poster (Grabbed from Cong. Pidi Barzaga's official Facebook account)

DASMARIÑAS CITY, Cavite – Malacañang Palace declared November 26 (Tuesday) a special non-working day here.

Proclamation No. 825, dated November 12, states that “it is but fitting and proper that the people of the City of Dasmariñas be given full opportunity to celebrate and participate in the occasion with appropriate ceremonies.”

The city is set to observe its annual butterfly-inspired “Paru-Paro” festival and founding anniversary on November 26, which city folks, tourists, and visitors are expected to participate in.

Mayor Jennifer Austria Barzaga and Congressman Elpidio F. Barzaga Jr. are expected to lead city officials, students and multi-sectoral groups in the annual celebration of the city’s official festival, created by virtue of City Council Resolution 069-s-2011 and Special Ordinance 02-s-2011.

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