Duterte OKs new holidays in PH, Olongapo, Subic

Dharel Placido, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Feb 19 2019 06:34 PM

MANILA - President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law new public holidays in the Philippines, and in Olongapo City and Subic. 

Duterte signed last Feb. 14 Republic Act 11216 declaring Sept. 3 of every year a special working public holiday throughout the country in commemoration of the surrender of the Japanese military forces led by General Tomoyuki Yamashita in Baguio City.

The President also signed on the same day a measure declaring Jan. 17 of every year as James Leonard Tagle Gordon Day, a special non-working holiday in Olongapo City and Subic Bay Freeport Zone.

The James Leonard Tagle Gordon Day was made in recognition of the “achievements, contributions, and heroism” of the late politician.