Dabawenyos will be given an extra day to celebrate the 80th Araw ng Davao after a declaration by Malacanang of March 17, Friday, as a special non-working holiday.
This immediately follows the day already marked as non-working holiday as per section 2 of Republic Act 7865 saying “March 16 of every year is hereby declared as a special non-working public holiday in the City of Davao” since 1994.
On Monday, the Davao City Hall received a copy of the declaration by the Palace of March 17 as a holiday.
“It is but fitting and proper that the people of the City of Davao be given full opportunity to celebrate and participate in the occasion with appropriate ceremonies,” said Proclamation No. 166 signed by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea.