Monday, June 6, 2011

June 20, 2011 Holiday in the Philippines - Jose Rizal Birthday

Malacanang Palace through the proclamation no. 154 declared June 20, 2011 as a special non-working holiday throughout the country. This is in celebration of the 150th birth anniversary of Jose Rizal, Philippines' national hero.


The proclamation was signed by the President last April 26, 2011. Here is the full script of the Proclamation No. 154 taken from their Philippine government official gazette.

MALACA√ĎAN PALACE
Manila
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
PROCLAMATION NO. 154
DECLARING MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2011, AS SPECIAL (NON-WORKING) DAY THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY

WHEREAS, Sunday, June 19, 2011, marks the 150th birth anniversary of Dr. Jose P. Rizal, our national hero;

WHEREAS, to give all Filipinos the opportunity to commemorate Rizal’s patriotic deeds and sacrifices for the country, rekindle their admiration and respect for him, and to celebrate this milestone with appropriate ceremonies, the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) requested that Monday, June 20, 2011, be declared as special non-working holiday instead of June 19, 2011, which falls on a Sunday.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BENIGNO S. AQUINO III, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby declare Monday, June 20, 2011, as special (non-working) day throughout the country.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the Republic of the Philippines to be affixed.

Done in the City of Manila, this 26th day of April, in the year of Our Lord, Two Thousand and Eleven.

3 comments:

  1. sana ang independence day din which falls on sunday ay madeclare na special holiday on monday...important day din nmn and independence day ah...

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  2. tama... for my 23 years now lng ng holiday an june 19 which is my bertday also thanks naman at naalala rin an bertday ni rizal eheheh . so sana ung june 12 i move rin..

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  3. the government has fund a short film with regards to the poem of rizal me ultimo adios i read an article about it a while ago

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