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Daily Archives: September 5, 2012

September 12 2012 Lipa City Holiday – National Pilgrimage Day

September 12 2012, which falls on a Wednesday, is a non-working holiday in Lipa City, Batangas. The announcement was made by the Office of the President through Proclamation 463 upon the request of Lipa City Mayor Meynardo Sabili. The proclamation was signed by Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa last August 25. Click here to read the full text of Proclamation 463.

Thousands of devotees are expected to flock to the said Southern Luzon city on the said day to take part in the 9th annual National Marian Pilgrimage day. September 12 has since been declared as the National Day of Prayer and Reparation for World Peace and Sanctification of the Clergy.

The image of Our Lady, Mary Mediatrix of All G...

The image of Our Lady, Mary Mediatrix of All Grace enshrined at the vigil chapel at the Carmel of Our Lady, Mary Mediatrix of All Grace in Lipa City, Batangas (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This yearly gathering, which was started by Lipa Archbishop Ramon Arguelles in 2004, is supported by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines.

 

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September 7 2012 Cavite City Holiday

September 7 2012 holiday in Cavite City

Cavite City will celebrate its 441st foundation anniversary this coming Friday, September 7, 2012. The day has been declared a special non-working holiday by the Office of the President through Proclamation 462. The proclamation was signed by Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr. last August 25. The full text of Proclamation 462 can be accessed here.

Official seal of City of Cavite

Official seal of City of Cavite (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

According to an article In Wikipedia, Spanish conquistador Miguel Lopez de Legazpi reached the area of Cavite City in 1571. Shortly thereafter, the area was declared an encomienda (a tract of land granted by the King of Spain to individuals who rendered valuable service to the Kingdom). In 1909, the Charter of the City of Cavite was ratified through Commonwealth Act 547, which you can read in full here.

 

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