By Felix ‘Boy’Espineda, Jr.
SORSOGON CITY, 15June2015 (BicolToday.com) – The office of the city mayor here released today Executive Order No. 15, 2015 declaring June 22, 29 and 30 as local and special non-working holidays and no classes for all levels with the City ofSorsogon.
Mayor Sally Lee in declaring the local holidays said the “PILI Festival is a yearly event in Sorsogon City which on June 22 is the festival opening and the closing will be on the 30th of June 2015 coinciding with the State of the City Address of the chief executive. The29th is the town Fiesta in honor of Sts. Peter and Paul.
It said that most of the city residents during the opening and closing activities would like to attend but most of them cannot leave their offices and schools during the hours when the main presentations are on-going, hence the declaration of the dates.
The full text of Executive Order No. 15 series of 2015;
Executive Order No. 15
Series of 2015
AN EXECUTIVE ORDER DECLARING JUNE 22, 29 and 30,2015 AS LOCAL AND SPECIAL NON-WORKING HOLIDAYS & AS NO CLASSES FOR ALL LEVELS OF ALL SCHOOLS WITHIN THE CITY OF SORSOGON
WHEREAS, the “Pili Festival” is a yearly event in the City of Sorsogon in line with the celebration of the city fiesta in honor of the Patron Saints Peter and Paul as well as the promotion of PILI, a well known product of the City.
WHEREAS, the festival will begin on the 22nd of June, 2015, with a Mass, a grand parade and the street dance competition depicting the customs, culture and tradition of the native Sorsoganon;
WHEREAS, the closing ceremony of the festival shall likewise be celebrated with a Mass and the State of the City Address by the City Mayor on the 30th of June, 2015;
WHEREAS, the festival connotes the celebration of the city fiesta which is a day for activities dedicated to the people, hence, their presence and participation are indispensable;
WHEREAS, as much as the people of the City of Sorsogon would like to take part of the activities during the festival, most of them cannot leave their offices or schools during the hours when the main presentations are ongoing;
NOW THEREFORE, I SALLY A. LEE, Mayor of Sorsogon City, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby order the declaration of the 22nd, 29th and 30th of June 2015, as Local and Special Non-working Holidays & as no classes for all levels of all schools within the city of Sorsogon.
This order shall take effect immediately.
SO ORDERED this 3rd day of June, 2015 at Sorsogon City, Philippines.
SALLY A. LEE