Monday – August 6, 2012 : The province of Cebu is celebrating its annual charter day anniversary. Since the day falls on Monday, it is a special nonworking holiday in the entire Cebu, with the inclusion of the following highly-urbanized cities: Cebu City, Danao, Lapulapu, Mandaue, and Toledo.
By virtue of Republic Act 7698, we Cebuanos commemorate the provincial foundation day August 6 of every year which became a law in August 2000. Further, as noted by Sun.Star Cebu noted last year that August 6 became the foundation day of Cebu because of a resolution approved by its Provincial Board in 1993.
Below is a copy of the Republic Act No. 8952.
Republic Act No. 8952 August 31, 2000
AN ACT AMENDING REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7698 DECLARING AUGUST 6 OF EVERY YEAR A SPECIAL NONWORKING PUBLIC HOLIDAY IN THE PROVINCE OF CEBU TO INCLUDE ITS HIGHLY URBANIZED CITIES OF CEBU AND MANDAUE AND ITS COMPONENT CITIES OF LAPULAPU, DANAO AND TOLEDO
SECTION 1. Section 2 of Republic Act No. 7698 is hereby amended to read as follows:
“SEC. 2. August six of every year is hereby declared a special nonworking public holiday for the Province of Cebu including its highly urbanized cities of Cebu and Mandaue and its component cities of Lapulapu, Danao and Toledo.”
Section 2. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.
Approved, August 31, 2000
Happy 443rd Founding Anniversary CEBU, Philippines!
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