Palace declares Sept. 11 special non-working holiday in Ilocos Norte

MANILA — Malacañang has declared Monday, September 11, 2017 as a special non-working holiday in the province of Ilocos Norte, which will be marking the 100th birth anniversary of former president Ferdinand E. Marcos.

The declaration was done through Proclamation No. 310 which was signed by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea on September 6 “by authority of the President of the Philippines.”

In declaring the special holiday, the Proclamation noted that the Ilocano community has been annually celebrating the birth date of Marcos, and commemorating his life and contributions to national development as a World War II veteran, distinguished legislator, and former president.

“It is but fitting and proper that the people of the Province of Ilocos Norte be given full opportunity to celebrate and participate in the occasion with appropriate ceremonies,” the proclamation said.