Another reason to celebrate: P-Noy has declared August 19, 2011 (Friday) as a special (non-working) holiday in Davao City. Read the full proclamation document below, taken from gov.ph:
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
PROCLAMATION NO. 215
DECLARING FRIDAY, 19 AUGUST 2011, AS A SPECIAL (NON-WORKING) DAY IN THE CITY OF DAVAO
WHEREAS, the City of Davao marks the week-long celebration of the “Kadayawan Festival”;
WHEREAS, to enable the people of the City of Davao participate in the event, the Sangguniang Panlungsod requested that Friday, 19 August 2011 be declared a special non-working holiday;
WHEREAS, it is but fitting and proper that the people of the City of Davao be given full opportunity to celebrate and participate in the occasion with appropriate ceremonies.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, PAQUITO N. OCHOA JR., Executive Secretary, by authority of His Excellency, BENIGNO S. AQUINO III, do hereby declare Friday, 19 August 2011, as a special (non-working) day in the City of Davao.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the Republic of the Philippines to be affixed.
Done in the City of Manila, this 4th day of August, the year of Our Lord, Two Thousand and Eleven.
By authority of the President:
(Sgd.) PAQUITO N. OCHOA, JR.