Dec. 7 declared holiday in ComVal for plebiscite


President Rodrigo Duterte has issued a proclamation declaring Saturday, December 7, a special non-working day in the province of Compostela Valley.

Proclamation No. 865 was issued on November 28 for the conduct of a plebiscite to ratify the renaming of Compostela Valley to Davao de Oro.

“Whereas, in order to give the people of the Province of Compostela Valley the opportunity to actively and fully participate in the plebiscite and exercise their right to vote, it is but fitting and proper to declare 07 December 2019 a special (non-working) day,” the Proclamation read.

With the full-backing of the provincial government, Congress earlier passed Republic Act No. 11297 renaming Compostela Valley to Davao de Oro. #