Malacañang has officially proclaimed September 11 as a special non-working day in Ilocos Norte. This move is to commemorate the 106th birth anniversary of the late President Ferdinand E. Marcos Sr.
The announcement was embedded in Proclamation 327, which was signed by Executive Secretary Lucas Bersamin on Wednesday. This decision was made under the authority of President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr.
Bersamin emphasized that the residents of Ilocos Norte should have the opportunity to remember and celebrate the life of their former president. “It is only right that the people of Ilocos Norte fully engage in this occasion and revel in its festivities,” the proclamation stated.
Born on September 11, 1917, in Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, Marcos Sr. took office as the 10th president of the Philippines. His administration was notably geared towards enhancements in sectors like agriculture, education, infrastructure, energy, and foreign policy. The former president passed away on September 28, 1989.