BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
PROCLAMATION NO. 967
DECLARING THE DAY OF 16 NOVEMBER 2015 AS “PRESIDENT ELPIDIO QUIRINO DAY” IN COMMEMORATION OF HIS 125TH BIRTH ANNIVERSARY AND DIRECTING THE NATIONAL HISTORICAL COMMISSION OF THE PHILIPPINES TO LEAD THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PROGRAM OF ACTIVITIES
WHEREAS, 16 November 2015 marks the 125th birth anniversary of President Elpidio Quirino, the Philippine President from 15 April 1948 to 30 December 1953;
WHEREAS, the 6th President of the Republic, President Quirino, exemplified the statesmanship befitting the highest position in the land;
WHEREAS, President Quirino, born on 16 November 1890 in Vigan, Ilocos Sur, served the nation in other capacities as Congressman, Senator, Secretary of Finance, Secretary of Foreign Affairs, and Vice President; and
WHEREAS, the State recognizes the necessity to rekindle the Filipino spirit through the lessons of history and encourages every citizen to emulate and honor our forefathers.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, BENIGNO S. AQUINO III, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby declare the day of 16 November 2015 as “President Elpidio Quirino Day” in commemoration of his 125th birth anniversary.
The National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) is hereby designated as the lead agency for the celebration of the 125th birth anniversary. The NHCP may convene an inter-agency task force to plan, coordinate and effectively implement all programs, projects and activities related to this event.
All departments, agencies, bureaus, offices, national government agencies, local government units or government-owned or -controlled corporations, as well as educational institutions at all levels, are hereby enjoined to give full support and assistance to and cooperation with the NHCP in the exercise of its responsibilities under this proclamation.
Funding for the various commemorative activities shall be sourced from the regular budget of concerned agencies.
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 10th day of February, in the year of our Lord, Two Thousand and Fifteen.
(Sgd.) BENIGNO S. AQUINO III
By the President:
(Sgd.) PAQUITO N. OCHOA, JR.