Lazatin: No holiday to observe Pinatubo eruption in Angeles
While a nonworking holiday was declared in Pampanga province to commemorate the 30th year of the Pinatubo eruption, it was business as usual in Angeles City.
Angeles City Mayor Carmelo Lazatin Jr. declared in a memorandum that June 15 was not a special non-working holiday in the city.
In the memo dated June 14, the mayor said that pursuant to the advisory from the Office of the President, local government units are limited to only two requests for special non-working holidays.
For this reason, city officials asked the Office of the President to declare the Feast of La Naval and the Feast of Apung Mamacalulu as special non-working holidays.
“Traditionally, Angeles City requests three special non-working days to be proclaimed every year by the Office of the President, namely, the Pinatubo Anniversary, the Feast of La Naval, and the Feast of Apung Mamacalulu,” the mayor said.
“This year, however, in the wake of the economic effects of the pandemic, the Office of the President advised LGUs to limit their requests to a maximum of two special non-working holidays, hence, the City of Angeles requested for the proclamation of the Feast of La Naval and the Feast of Apung Mamacalulu,” Lazatin said.
Malacañang earlier declared June 15 as special non-working holiday in Pampanga to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Pinatubo devastation in 1991.
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