MANILA, June 27 — President Benigno S. Aquino III has declared July 23, which falls on a Monday, as a special non-working day in Batangas City in the province of Batangas in celebration of its 43rd Foundation Day.
The Chief Executive issued the declaration through Proclamation No. 397 signed by Executive Secretary Paquito N. Ochoa Jr. on June 6 to give the people of Batangas City the full opportunity to celebrate and participate in the occasion with appropriate ceremonies
Batangas became a city on July 23, 1969 through Republic Act. No. 5495. The city is known as the Industrial Port City of CALABARZON (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon). (PNA) DCT/FFC/PCOO/ssc