Friday, December 13, 2013

Dec 16, a special holiday for Sorsogon City

By: Bennie A. Recebido

SORSOGON CITY, Dec 13 (PIA) – City Mayor of Sorsogon Sally A. Lee declared December 16, 2013 as a special non-working holiday for the City of Sorsogon in commemoration of the city’s 13th foundation day.

Executive Order Number 22 signed by the City Mayor and issued on December 11, 2013 stated the declaration of December 16 as local and special non-working holiday in Sorsogon City.

Republic Act 8806 otherwise known as the “Charter of the City of Sorsogon” created Sorsogon City by merging the municipalities of Sorsogon and Bacon in the Province of Sorsogon.

Republic Act 8806 was enacted on August 16, 2000 and was consequently ratified in a plebiscite on December 16, 2000 by the affirmative vote of the people who desire the creation and development of a new local government.

According to City Mayor Lee, December 16 is a historic day for the people of Sorsogon City and therefore must be remembered as the ‘Day of the Establishment and Founding Anniversary of the City’.

She further added that the declaration recognizes the importance of the day when the two municipalities merged and became the City of Sorsogon. “This will also give the whole constituents of the city the chance to commemorate and celebrate the occasion,” she said. (BARecebido, PIA-5/Sorsogon)

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