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Special holiday in Olongapo, Subic freeport on Jan 17

Jan 15, 2022 @ 10:10
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January 17 has been declared a special non-working holiday in Olongapo City and Subic Bay Freeport Zone in honor of the city’s founding father James Leonard Tagle Gordon.

In 2019, President Rodrigo Duterte signed Republic Act 11217 declaring the special non-working holiday every year.

Gordon, more popularly known as “Jimmy Gordon,” is considered the “Founding Father of Olongapo City,” serving as mayor of the city from Dec. 30, 1963 to Feb. 20, 1967.

Gordon’s mother Veronica Tagle is the daughter of the Filipino patriot Jose Tagle, who took part in the Philippine Revolution in Imus/

He was also instrumental in the passage of RA 4645 or the Charter of the City of Olongapo, which paved the way for the municipality to become a city.

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