August 6 of every year is a holiday in Cebu to celebrate Founding Anniversary of Cebu Province

As mandated in Republic Act 8952, August 6 is a special non-working holiday for the Province of Cebu. The day is also a holiday in Cebu City and Mandaue City as well as in Lapu-Lapu, Danao, and Toledo. The law was enacted on August 31, 2000, during the administration of former President Joseph Ejercito Estrada.

August 6 of every year is hereby declared a special non-working public holiday for the Province of Cebu including its highly urbanized cities of Cebu and Mandaue and its component cities of Lapu-Lapu, Danao, and Toledo. | CebuFinest

August 6 of every year is a holiday in Cebu to celebrate Founding Anniversary of Cebu Province

REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
CONGRESS OF THE PHILIPPINES H. No. 8048
Second Regular Session }

REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8952

AN ACT AMENDING REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7698 DECLARING AUGUST 6 OF EVERY YEAR A SPECIAL NONWORKING PUBLIC HOLIDAY IN THE PROVINCE OF CEBU TO INCLUDE ITS HIGHLY URBANIZED CITIES OF CEBU AND MANDAUE AND ITS COMPONENT CITIES OF LAPULAPU, DANAO AND TOLEDO

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled:

SECTION 1. Section 2 of Republic Act No. 7698 is hereby amended to read as follows:

“SEC. 2. August six of every year is hereby declared a special nonworking public holiday for the Province of Cebu including its highly urbanized cities of Cebu and Mandaue and its component cities of Lapulapu, Danao and Toledo.”

SEC. 2. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

Approved, August 31, 2000.

Cebuanos had been celebrating August 6 as their province’s foundation day since 1993 – or years before RA 8952 was enacted. At that time, Cebu’s provincial council stressed that King Philip II’s appointment of Miguel Lopez de Legazpi as governor of Cebu on August 6, 1569 “marked the foundation, although loosely, of a province of Cebu.”

It must be remembered that the Philippines was named after King Philip II.

August 6 is a special non-working holiday for the Province of Cebu | CebuFinest

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The Republic Act 8952 was an act amending Section 2 of Republic Act No. 7698:

Republic Act No. 7698
April 29, 1994
H No. 8149

Republic of the Philippines
Congress of the Philippines
Metro Manila

Second Regular Session

Begun and held in Metro Manila, on Monday, the twenty-sixth
day of July, nineteen hundred and ninety-three.

[REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7698]

AN ACT DECLARING AUGUST SIX OF EVERY YEAR A SPECIAL NONWORKING PUBLIC HOLIDAY IN THE PROVINCE OF CEBU

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled:

SECTION 1. August Six has been celebrated as the foundation day of the Province of Cebu.

SEC. 2. August Six of every year is hereby declared a special nonworking public holiday for the Province of Cebu.

SEC 3. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

Approved,

(Sgd.) EDGARDO J. ANGARA
President of the Senate

(Sgd.) JOSE DE VENECIA, JR.
Speaker of the House of Representatives

This Act which originated in the House of Representatives was finally passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate on February 21, 1994, and November 25, 1993, respectively.

(Sgd.) EDGARDO E. TUMANGAN


Secretary of the Senate

(Sgd.) CAMILO L. SABIO
Secretary-General
House of Representatives

Approved:

FIDEL V. RAMOS
President of the Philippines

Lapsed into law without the signature of the President on April 29, 1994, in accordance with Article VI, Section 27 (1) 1 of the Constitution.

Footnotes

  1. SECTION 27. (1) Every bill passed by the Congress shall, before it becomes a law, be presented to the President. If he approves the same, he shall sign it; otherwise, he shall veto it and return the same with his objections to the House where it originated, which shall enter the objections at large in its Journal and proceed to reconsider it. If, after such reconsideration, two-thirds of all the Members of such House shall agree to pass the bill, it shall be sent, together with the objections, to the other House by which it shall likewise be reconsidered, and if approved by two-thirds of all the Members of that House, it shall become a law. In all such cases, the votes of each House shall be determined by yeas or nays, and the names of the Members voting for or against shall be entered in its Journal. The President shall communicate his veto of any bill to the House where it originated within thirty days after the date of receipt thereof; otherwise, it shall become a law as if he had signed it.
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