Special non-working holiday in Bulacan
Malacañang Palace has declared January 23, 2021, Saturday as a special non-working holiday in Bulacan.
This is in connection with the founding anniversary of the First Philippine Republic.
Based on the Proclamation 1077, “it is but fitting and proper that the people of the province of Bulacan be given full opportunity to celebrate and participate in the occasion with appropriate ceremonies, subject to community quarantine, social distancing, and other public health measures.”
The document was signed by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea.
It was on January 23, 1899, when the First Republic of the Philippines was established in Malolos, Bulacan.
During that time, Emilio Aguinaldo has been declared the first president of the country. He was also named as the youngest leader of the country.
He served from January 23, 1899, to March 23, 1901.
However, the US refused to recognize his authority which prompted him to declare war against the US forces.
When he was captured in 1901, he agreed to swear allegiance to the United States. He eventually left public life.