BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan issued Administrative Order (AO) 012, Series of 2019 last January 29, 2019 ordering the suspension of classes from elementary to tertiary levels for both public and private schools on February 6, 2019, Wednesday, in relation with the city’s celebration of the Spring Festival or Chinese New Year.
This was in addition to the declaration of February 5, 2019 as a national holiday by President Rodrigo R. Duterte for the same purpose. Classes for the tertiary level on March 2, 2019 was also suspended earlier in line with the celebration of the 24th Baguio Flower Festival.
Domogan explained in the order that while the Office of the President of the Philippines declared February 5th as the national holiday, the City of Baguio, as the first local government to institutionalize the celebration of this event, has already prepared activities on the 6th.
The AO further noted that the celebration is to be highlighted by a grand civic parade which will feature Chinese Culture and the relationship between the Chinese and Baguio communities.
The suspension on March 2 is intended for the conduct and for students to watch and enjoy the Grand Street Dance Parade.
By: Armando M. Bolislis