MANILA, 18Sept2013 (PNA) – President Benigno S. Aquino III has declared Sept 30 a special (non-working) day in Masbate City in the province of Masbate in celebration of its 13th Cityhood Anniversary.
The Chief Executive issued the declaration to give the people of Masbate the full opportunity to celebrate and participate in the occasion with appropriate ceremonies.
On August 16, 2000, the municipality of Masbate was converted into a component city by virtue of Republic Act 8807.
In a plebiscite that year, Masbateños voted 7,800-3,200 in favor of city hood.
On Sept 30, 2000, the Commission on Elections Regional Office in Region 5 officially proclaimed Masbate as a component city. (PNA)