Palace announced non-working holiday to commemorate Pinatubo eruption

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Documenting Pinatubo’s wrath

MALACANANG on Friday announced a special non-working day on June 15 in Angeles City in Pampanga, in “remembrance of the ruinous volcanic eruption of Mount Pinatubo” 28 years ago.

On Friday, upon the request of Angeles City, the Palace declared June 15 a special non-working day in the City of Angeles through Proclamation 735.

The eruption of Mt. Pinatubo in 1991 was the second largest in the 20th century and caused massive destruction in the provinces of Zambales, Pampanga, Bataan, Tarlac, and Nueva Ecija noted the proclamation, signed by Executive Secretary Salvador C. Medialdea on June 11.

The proclamation is meant “to render appropriate tribute to those who perished, as well as to those who survived, and to those who helped in the relocation, rehabilitation, and recovery of families affected by the volcanic eruption.”

The proclamation will give the people of Angeles “full opportunity to celebrate and participate int eh occasion with appropriate ceremonies.”

The Palace has also issued proclamations on Friday for four other municipalities and cities that call for special non-working days in remembrance of their founding anniversaries/charter anniversaries:

• the Municipality of Sta. Maria, Davao Occidental (June 18, 2019);

• General Santos City (June 15, 2019);

• Lapu-Lapu City (June 17, 2019);

• the Municipality of Bindoy, Negros Occidental (June 17, 2019);

• and, the Municipality of Maco, Compostela Valley (June 17, 2019). — Gillian M. Cortez