April 6 declared a holiday

MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang announced yesterday that there would be no work next Monday, April 6, to commemorate Araw ng Kagitingan in advance. Araw ng Kagitingan is traditionally celebrated on April 9 but due to the new law rationalizing holidays the President can move the date to the nearest Monday. …

72nd Araw ng Dabaw draws 178 contingents

The celebration of the 72nd Araw ng Dabaw highlighted by the Parada Dabawenyo on Monday was generally peaceful with the biggest participation of 178 contingents, according to Davao City Police Office Director, Sr. Supt. Ramon Apolinario. Apolinario said the peaceful festivity could be attributed to the 1,500 military and olice …