ALBAY DAY. The Provincial Capitol in the heart of Legazpi City. CONNIE CALIDA PHOTO
LEGAZPI CITY – Yesterday, April 3, was a special non-working holiday in the province of Albay that gave its people the opportunity to celebrate Albay Day.
The declaration was based on Republic Act 11119 principally authored by Albay 2nd District Rep. Joey Sarte Salceda and signed by President Rodrigo Duterte on Oct. 30, 2018.
“April 3 of every year is hereby declared a special non-working holiday in the Province of Albay, including the cities therein, in commemoration of its founding anniversary, to be known as ‘Albay Day’,” as the provision of the law states.
Albay was founded on April 3, 1574, according to famous Bicolano historian, Dr. Danilo Madrid Gerona.