Cebuanos will enjoy at least two holidays for the whole month of February this year. February 24, Friday, will be a special non-working holiday in the City of Cebu for its 80th Charter Day commemoration pursuant to the Republic Act 7287.
February 24 is a holiday in Cebu City
Pursuant to the Republic Act 7287, February 24 of every year is declared as a special non-working holiday in the City of Cebu.
The holiday which is known as Cebu City Charter Day, in commemoration of its foundation anniversary was approved on March 24, 1992.
Looking back, it was on February 24, 1937, when the City of Cebu was born by virtue of Commonwealth Act No. 58 through the initiative of Don Vicente Rama, the father of Cebu City Charter.
The then municipality of Cebu who was under the Cebu Provincial Government became an independent Chartered City known as “Cebu City” which was inaugurated as the third city of the Philippines, after Manila in 1571 and Baguio in 1909.
Republic Act 7287
AN ACT DECLARING FEBRUARY 24 OF EVERY YEAR A SPECIAL NONWORKING HOLIDAY IN THE CITY OF CEBU, TO BE KNOWN AS CEBU CITY CHARTER DAY
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled:
SECTION 1. February 24 of every year is hereby declared a special nonworking holiday in the City of Cebu, to be known as Cebu City Charter Day, in commemoration of its foundation anniversary.
SEC. 2. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.
Approved, March 24, 1992
Weekend holiday on February 25, Saturday
Another holiday will be on February 25, Saturday, as it will be the anniversary of the EDSA Revolution or People Power Anniversary. It is declared as a special holiday throughout the country.
To get the complete list of holidays in 2017, check Proclamation No. 50, s. 2016 from the Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines.