In celebration of the 56th anniversary of the charter cityhood of Laoag, President Rodrigo Duterte officially declared June 18, 2021, a special non-working day in the entire Laoag through Proclamation No. 1158.
“The people of the City of Laoag be given full opportunity to celebrate and participate in the occasion with appropriate ceremonies subject to community quarantine, social distancing, and other public health measures,” Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea said in the proclamation dated June 7, 2021.
Laoag became a city in 1965 by virtue of Republic Act 4584, and was ratified through a plebiscite.
City officials have yet to announce any activities for the said anniversary which actually falls on June 19 every year. (IS)