BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
PROCLAMATION NO. 1078
DECLARING WEDNESDAY, 5 AUGUST 2015, AS A SPECIAL (NON-WORKING) DAY IN NORTHERN SAMAR, EASTERN SAMAR AND WESTERN SAMAR
WHEREAS, Wednesday, 5 August 2015, marks the 125th birth anniversary of the late Jose Avelino;
WHEREAS, Jose Avelino, former Senate President, was known as the âFather of the Philippine Workmenâs Compensation Lawâ and was instrumental in the passage of significant legislation and the implementation of programs and policies that especially benefited the people of Northern Samar, Eastern Samar and Western Samar;
WHEREAS, it is but fitting and proper that the people of Northern Samar, Eastern Samar and Western Samar be given full opportunity to celebrate and participate in the occasion with appropriate ceremonies.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, PAQUITO N. OCHOA JR., Executive Secretary, by authority of His Excellency, BENIGNO S. AQUINO III, do hereby declare Wednesday, 5 August 2015, as a special (non-working) day in Northern Samar, Eastern Samar and Western Samar.
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 23rd day of July, in the year of Our Lord, Two Thousand and Fifteen.
By authority of the President:
(Sgd.) PAQUITO N. OCHOA, JR.