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April 5, 2024, is a Special Non-Working Holiday in Pangasinan

LINGAYEN, PANGASINAN—Proclamation No. 498, s. 2024, signed by President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr., stated that April 5, 2024 (Friday) was declared a ‘Special Non-Working Holiday’ in the Province of Pangasinan.

This is to commemorate the 444th Foundation Day of Pangasinan and to observe the significance of the historic day.

The proclamation came after Governor Ramon V. Guico III, through a letter sent to the President on February 6, requested the declaration of the said date as a holiday in Pangasinan to celebrate and observe the significance of the occasion.

The official foundation year of the province dates back to 1580, and under Provincial Ordinance No. 143-2010 crafted by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan, April 5 of every year was proclaimed as ‘Agew na Pangasinan (Pangasinan Day).’

Agew na Pangasinan was declared to give importance to the province’s rich history and diverse culture. The birth of the province manifests the love of identity of Pangasinenses, whose hearts long for the past, value the present, and care for the future. (Ruby R. Bernardino/PIMRO)

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