Written by Bert Dalida
There is no work at public offices in the town of Malay and Boracay on Tuesday, February 11.
Public and private schools also do not have classes, and even banks here are closed.
The day is a special non-working public holiday for the 28th year anniversary of the slaying of Antique Governor Evilio Javier.
Javier was an opposition leader during the leadership of former president Ferdinand Marcos and was killed on February 11, 1986 by alleged allies of the said president.
It is being said that the slaying of Javier was one of the fuse of the February 22, 1986 People Power Revolution.
By virtue of Republic Act No. 7601 February 11 of every year in the provinces of Antique, Capiz, Aklan and Iloilo are declared as special non-working public holiday as a commemoration of “Evilio Javier Day.”
Operation of the mentioned offices and agencies will return to normal on Wednesday February 12.
Translated/Edited by Rodel J. Abalus