By virtue of Presidential Proclamation 443, signed by Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa, Jr + based from The New Provincial Administrative Code of Bulacan, Chapter II, Section 14, Foundation Day and Section 27, The Provincial Legal Holidays, August 15 is declared by President Noynoy Aquino as a special non-working holiday in the province to commemorate Bulacan’s 434th Foundation Day.
Commemoration activities begins with a holy mass at the Bulacan Capitol Gymnasium at 7.30am followed by flower offerings to Gen. Gregorio Del Pilar’s monument headed by Gov. Willy Alvarado, Vice Gov. Daniel Fernando + members of Sangguniang Panlalawigan. Most government offices will be closed today in observance of this holiday, it’s a good thing that most private establishments, like the grocers or leather chair repair shops will be open as usual. I just don’t think most people will be encouraged to leave their homes, though, as the bad weather courtesy of Typhoon Helen started to manifest early this morning, too!
Bulacan was established on August 15, 1578 + has been part of the rich Philippine culture. Our province is most well-known for our beloved heroes + historical personalities, including Marcelo H. Del Pilar, his nephew, Gen. Gregoria Del Pilar, National Artists Virgilio S. Almario, Francisca R. Aquino, Guillermo Tolentino + Levi Celerio. One of the most recognized symbols of our province is the Barasoain Church in Malolos City, which played a vital role in Philippine government + independence.
To the Province of Bulacan, Happy 434th Foundation Day! 🙂
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