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PNoy declares Aug. 15 a special holiday in Bulacan

President Benigno Aquino III has declared August 15 as a special non-working holiday in Bulacan in commemoration of the province's 435th foundation day.

Aquino made the declaration through Proclamation No. 627 signed by Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa on July 30.

According to a Palace statement issued Monday, the declaration will "give the people of Bulacan the full opportunity to celebrate and participate in the occasion with appropriate ceremonies."

Quoting the Center for Bulacan Studies, the Palace said Bulacan was established as a province on August 15, 1578. — Kimberly Jane Tan/KBK, GMA News