June 24 special non-working day in Manila

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TIMELESS. The almost 100-foot Manila Clock Tower at the Manila City Hall was built in the 1930s. June 24, a Monday, was declared a special non-working day in Manila to mark its 453rd founding anniversary. (Darryl John Esguerra/PNA)

MANILA – President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. has declared June 24, a Monday, a special non-working day in the City of Manila to mark its 453rd founding anniversary.

Executive Secretary Lucas Bersamin, by the authority of the President, signed Proclamation 599 on Wednesday.

“It is but fitting and proper that the people of the City of Manila be given full opportunity to participate in the occasion and enjoy the celebration,” the proclamation read.

“I, Lucas P. Bersamin, Executive Secretary, by authority of the President, Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr., do hereby declare Monday, 24 June 2024, a special (non-working) day in the City of Manila,” it added.

Manila, the capital city of the Philippines, is the center of the country’s economic, political, social, and cultural activity. (PNA)

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