MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – President Rodrigo Duterte today issued an Executive Order adding one more non-working national holiday.
Malacañang announced that April 23 each year will be observed to mark Community Pantry Day and National Lugaw Day. The date is the birthday of actress Angel Locsin and Vice President Leni Robredo.
The EO cited Locsin’s heroic (read: Darna) effort to (dis)organize a community pantry to celebrate her natal day, and Robredo’s (and her supporters) to mark the day to pay tribute to Leni’s personal and political trademark, lugaw (rice porridge).
In her weekly radio program, Robredo thanked Duterte and her supporters for this singular honor.