September 9 is celebrated in the Philippines as Osmeña Day. No work and no school in Cebu province including Cebu City.
It is a special working public holiday in the whole nation.
In remembrance of the late Governor of Cebu, the 2nd President of the Commonwealth Republic, and the 4th President of the Republic of the Philippines, Sergio Osmeña, Sr., today, September 9, is being celebrated to commemorate the late Cebuano politician’s birthday.
The Senior Osmeña can be regarded as the precursor of the well-known political dynasty of the Osmeñas, who have clout not only in the Cebu province but also in the country. With his attainment in the Philippine politics, he deserved a special celebration in the country.
Of course, many would be glad to have no work and no school today in Cebu.
The declaration of making September 9 a special non-working holiday in Cebu and special working holiday for the rest of the country was made official through the Republic Act 6953 on May 20, 1990.
For those who are working today, there will be extra pay for Cebu laborers.
How do Filipinos and social media personalities celebrate Osmeña Day?
We’ve searched social media personalities who tweeted about Osmeña Day using the #OsmeñaDay. And here are what we’ve managed to stalk so far:
Blogger, Philip Andrew Mayol of CebuFinest.com celebrated today with a simple informative tweet:
— CebuFinest.com (@CebuFinest) September 6, 2016
Sinugbang Sugbo’s tweet deserves a celebration
Hapit na lang mahuman ang adlaw wa pa gyuy ni-post og “Happy birthday Papa Sergio. I love you Papa Sergio.” #OsmeñaDay
— Sinugbang Sugbo (@SinugbangSugbo) September 9, 2014
Kyle Echarri’s 4-word greeting just garnered over a hundred likes. Yeah, celebrity.
Osmeña Day in Cebu!
— Kyle Echarri (@kyle_echarri) September 9, 2015
Being as informative as they should be, the Province of Cebu made a simple tweet to say something about today.
— Province of Cebu (@cebugovph) September 8, 2015
Department of Education’s tweet deserves a retweet and lots of it. Yay! #walangpasok!
— DepEd (@DepEd_PH) September 8, 2014
Before we end this post, we must not forget the next generation Osmeña, who is holding one of the torches for the Osmeña clan.
And of course, from Escooped:
Osmeña Day is one of the reasons why we have a very long weekend in Cebu.
You can head over to the beach this weekend or have 3 consecutive nights of bar-hopping. We have suggestions for you.
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