President Benigno S. Aquino III has declared March 8 a special non-working day in Compostela Valley in celebration of its 15th Foundation Day.
The Chief Executive issued the declaration to give the people of Compostela Valley the full opportunity to celebrate and participate in the occassion.
The province, called Comval for short, used to be part of Davao del Norte until it was made independent in 1998 by virtue of Republic Act No. 8470.
The law was subsequently ratified through a plebiscite conducted in the 22 municipalities of the province