Laoag marks 44th Charter Day on June 19
by Cristina Arzadon
Laoag City (16 June) -- A grand civic and military parade will usher residents to the observance of Laoag City's 44th Charter Day on June 19.
As a fitting observance, the city's Charter Day will be a special non-working holiday for employees in the private and government sector.
Laoag became a city on June 19, 1965 under Republic Act 4585. The law took effect on January 1, 1966.
However, the city government only began observing its Charter Day in 2006 when officials obtained records showing how and when the city was created.
Laoag Mayor Michael Fariņas, who was then on his first term, immediately worked on making June 19 an annual celebration.
On Friday, hundreds of delegates are set to join the grand parade which will start at 7:30 a.m. The parade route starts at Ablan avenue and will end in front of the provincial capitol. (PIA) [top]