President Benigno S. Aquino III has declared Sept. 26 which falls on a Wednesday as a special (non-working day) in the municipality of Naval in the province of Biliran in commemoration of its 152nd Foundation Day.
The Chief Executive issued the declaration through Proclamation No. 464 signed by Executive Secretary Paquito N. Ochoa Jr. on Aug. 29 to give the people of Naval the full opportunity to celebrate and participate in the occasion with appropriate ceremonies.
In 1860, Naval, once named Bagasumbol, became an independent parish that was eventually recognized as an independent town.
Naval is the capital municipality of Biliran.