MANILA, May 28 — President Benigno S. Aquino III has declared June 20, which falls on a Wednesday, as a special (non-working) day in the city of Lipa, Batangas in celebration of its 65th Foundation Day.
The Chief Executive issued the declaration through Proclamation No. 389 signed by Executive Secretary Paquito N. Ochoa Jr. on May 24 to give the people of Lipa the full opportunity to celebrate and participate in the occasion with appropriate ceremonies.
On June 20, 1947, Lipa became a chartered city by virtue of Republic Act No. 162.
As one of the three cities of the province, Lipa serves as an Institutional Center. It is home to the provincial offices of the Department of Labor and Employment, Department of Trade and Industry, and Department of Agrarian Reform, and regional offices of the Land Transportation Office and National Statistics Office. (PNA)