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Duterte declares March 19 as holiday in Davao City

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President Rodrigo Duterte has declared March 19, 2018 as a special non-working day in the city of Davao.

Duterte, who hails from Davao City, signed Proclamation No. 439 on February 27 in this regard.

The Proclamation states that on March 19, Davao City marks the celebration of its “Araw ng Pasasalamat” in relation to the “81st Araw ng Dabaw.”

“It is but fitting and proper that the people of the City of Davao be given full opportunity to celebrate and participate in these occasions with appropriate ceremonies,” the Proclamation reads.

The city government has lined up several activities in relation to the 81st Araw ng Davao.