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Tarlac marks 139th year 05/28/2012

Monday, May 28, 2012

Tarlac marks 139th year

05/28/2012
Popularly known as the “Sugar Capital of Luzon” because of its vast sugar plantations, Tarlac celebrates its 139th founding anniversary today with activities slated for the week-long celebration which kicked off Sunday last week.

It was in 1999 when then President Joseph Ejercito Estrada issued Presidential Proclamation 109 declaring May 28 as a special non-working holiday in the entire province of Tarlac in commemoration of its founding anniversary. This came about after Tarlac historians, commissioned by the late governor and congressman Jose Yap, discovered that Tarlac was formally declared as a province on May 28, 1872.

The province’s anniversary celebration this year, which features a trade exhibit of the different Tarlaqueno products, a franchising fair, a sports festival, the first Kuran-Tayab Festival, a design and art painting contest, a talent show, a football festival, the launch of the Tarlac food Web site, the Kuran Queen Festival,.... MORE

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