June 18 a holiday in Bacolod


For the first time, Bacolod City will celebrate its Charter Day on June 18.

This, after President Rodrigo Duterte signed Republic Act 11146, declaring June 18 as the Bacolod City Charter Day on November 9, 2018.

The date for the celebration is a special non-working holiday in the city.

“This is the first June 18 Charter Day celebration of Bacolod. For the past 80 years, it was celebrated every October 19. But starting this year, it will be celebrated every June 18,” said Mayor Evelio Leonardia.

“After 80 years, we will now have our history in proper order,” added Leonardia.

Rep. Greg Gasataya filed House Bill 7044 amending Republic Act 7724 that erroneously set October 19 as the date for Bacolod’s Charter day celebration.

The city’s Charter was signed by then President Manuel Quezon on June 18, 1938, Gasataya learned.