Oct. 21 declared holiday in NegOr
PRESIDENT Rodrigo Roa Duterte has officially declared October 21, 2016, as a special nonworking day in the province of Negros Oriental through Presidential Proclamation No. 63 that was approved on September 19 through Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea.
This marks the celebration of the Buglasan Festival of Festivals in Negros Oriental on October 14 to 23 with more than 80 events lined up for the affair.
Earlier, Gov. Roel Degamo and the Sangguniang Panlalawigan had passed a resolution to request President Duterte to declare October 21 as a special nonworking holiday in the province.
The proclamation of special nonworking holiday allows the people of Negros Oriental to celebrate and participate in the Buglasan Festival.
The provincial government has allotted a total of P6 million for several events and subsidy for each local government unit (LGU) participating in the Freedom Fair Booth and festival competitions.
Degamo has announced recently that there are at least eight competing festivals from the different LGUs on October 21.
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