Iloilo City to hold 84th Charter Day virtually: Treñas

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Just like last year, the 84th Charter Day of Iloilo City will be commemorated online due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

President Rodrigo Duterte declared August 25 a special non-working day in the city, according to Mayor Jerry Treñas.

“It is but fitting that the people of the city are given full opportunity to celebrate with appropriate ceremonies, subject to community quarantine, social distancing, and other public health measures,” portion of Proclamation No. 1200 read. (

Iloilo was formally inaugurated on August 25, 1937 as a chartered city.

The inauguration was initially scheduled on July 16, 1937 but was moved to August 25, 1937 because of the pending appointment of a permanent mayor.