Pursuant to the Republic Act 7551, March 16 of every year is declared as a special non-working public holiday in the City of Davao.
The holiday which is known as Davao City Charter Day, in commemoration of its foundation anniversary was approved on May 22, 1992.
It was on March 16, 1937, when the City of Davao was born by virtue of Commonwealth Act No. 51.
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