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President Aquino declares February 13 as special non-working day in Paranaque City in commemoration of its 15th cityhood anniversary

President Benigno S. Aquino III has declared February 13, which falls on a Wednesday, as a special non-working day in Paranaque City in commemoration of its 15th cityhood anniversary.

The Chief Executive issued the declaration by virtue of Proclamation No. 543 signed by Executive Secretary Paquito N. Ochoa Jr. on February 1, to give the people of Paranaque City the full opportunity to celebrate and participate in the occasion.

Parañaque City was converted as the 11th city in Metro Manila in 1998.

The name “Parañaque” is derived from the phrase “para na aque,” which was commonly used in the past when people wished to disembark from kalesas (horse-drawn carriages).

September 1, 2014 19:10:44