December 19 a special non-working day in Muntinlupa

MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang declared December 19, 2017 a special non-working day in Muntinlupa to mark the city's centennial year as an independent local government unit.

Proclamation No. 327, signed by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea by authority of President Rodrigo Duterte, was issued last October 4.

"It is but fitting and proper that the people of the City of Muntinlupa be given full opportunity to celebrate and participate in the occasion with appropriate ceremonies," the proclamation read.

On December 19, 1917, Executive Order No. 108 signed by Governor General Francis Burton Harris created the municipality of Muntinlupa.

Muntinlupa was converted into a highly urbanized city by virtue of Republic Act No. 7926, signed by former president Fidel Ramos in 1995. –