LAOAG CITY, Ilocos Norte, June 19 – The city government of Laoag celebrated its 52nd Charter Day on June 19, 2017.
Laoag City Mayor Chevylle Fariñas led the flag raising ceremony and a simple program held in front of the city hall followed by a thanksgiving mass at the City auditorium.
Pres. Rodrigo Duterte had earlier declared June 19 as a special non-working holiday in the city for the observance of its 52nd Charter Day anniversary.
“The people of Laoag City must be given full opportunity to celebrate and participate in the occasion with appropriate ceremonies,” Executive Secretary Salvador C. Medialdea said in Proclamation No. 226.
Laoag became a city in 1965 by virtue of Republic Act 4584 and was approved through a plebiscite. (TSG)
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