Holiday in Paranaque on February 13, 2012

President Benigno S. Aquino III has declared February 13 which falls on a Monday as a special non-working day in the city of Paranaque in commemoration of its 14th cityhood anniversary.
In Proclamation No. 329 signed by Executive Secretary Paquito N. Ochoa Jr. on February 3, the President issued the declaration to give the people of Paranaque City the full opportunity to celebrate and participate in the occasion.

ParaƱaque City was converted as the 11th city in Metro Manila in 1998.

The name “ParaƱaque” is derived from the phrase “para na aque,” which was commonly used in the past when people wished to disembark from kalesas (horse-drawn carriages).

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