LAGAWE, Ifugao – Malacañang has declared Monday, June 18, as a special non-working day in the province for the celebration of its founding anniversary and festival dubbed as “Gotad ad Ifugao.
The province will mark the celebration of its 52nd founding anniversary on June 18 as an independent province. Ifugao was formerly a part of the old Mountain Province
“It is but fitting and proper that the people of the Province of Ifugao be given full opportunity to celebrate and participate in the occasion with appropriate ceremonies,” Proclamation No. 504 stated.
Celebrated from June 15 to 22, the 2018 Gotad ad Ifugao carries the theme, “Shaping the Ifugao Heritage in a Global Environment.”
By: Marcelo B. Lihgawon, PIA CAR, Ifugao