Proclamation No. 55, s. 2010


Published: 2010-11-05

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MALACAÑAN PALACE

Manila

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES

PROCLAMATION NO. 55

DECLARING WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2010 AS SPECIAL (NON-WORKING) HOLIDAY IN CERTAIN BARANGAYS WHERE SANGGUNIANG KABATAAN AND BARANGAY ELECTIONS STILL HAVE TO BE HELD

WHEREAS, due to typhoon “Juan”, which delayed the delivery of election paraphernalia in certain barangays and made the schools unavailable for voting purposes considering that they were occupied by the evacuees, and some isolated instances of election violation, the Sangguniang Kabataan and Barangay Elections were not held thereat as scheduled;

WHEREAS, it is imperative that the people in said barangays be afforded the fullest opportunity to participate in the said elections and exercise their right to vote;

WHEREAS, the Commission on Elections issued Resolution No. 9083 requesting the President to declare October 26 and 27 as Special Non-Working Holidays in those barangays where the Sangguniang Kabataan and Barangay Elections have not yet been held;

 

WHEREAS, one more day will be enough to hold the special Sangguniang Kabataan and Barangay Elections in the affected Barangays;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BENIGNO S. AQUINO III, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby declare:

SECTION 1. Wednesday, October 27, 2010 is hereby declared as a Special (non-working) Holiday in 2,418 barangays, located in the following Regions, Provinces and Municipalities/Cities:

Region
Province
Municipality/City

CAR
Apayao
Kabugao

Abra
Lacub & Tineg

Ifug99999ao
Mayoyao

Kalinga
Balbalan, Lubuagan,

Pinulpuk, Tanudan & Tinglayan

Mt. Province
Natonin & Paracelis

I
Pangasinan
Dagupan City & San Carlos City

II
Cagayan
Abulog, Aparri & Calayan

Isabela
Jones, Echague & Tumauini

Nueva Vizcaya
Bagabag

III
Tarlac
Paniqui

IV-B
Palawan
Cagayan Cillo & Linapacan

V
Albay
Bacacay, Camalig, Daraga, Guinobatan, Jovellar, Libon, Malinao, Oas, Polangui, Rapu-rapu & Legaspi City

Camarines Sur
Buhi, Calabanga, Caramoan, Garchitorena, Lagonoy, Minalabac, Pasacao, Sipocot,

Catanduanes
Tinambac & Iriga City

Masbate
Bagamanoc, Baras, Bato, Caramoran, Gigmoto, Pandan, Panganiban, San Andres, Virac & Viga

Masbate
Aroroy, Baleno, Balud, Batuan, Cataingan, Cawayan, Claveria, Dimasalang, Esperanza,

Sorsogon
Mandaon, Milagros, Mobo, Monreal, Palanas, Pio V. Corpuz, Placer, San Fernando, San Jacinto, San Pascual, Uson & Masbate City

Castilla, Donsol, Gubat, Irosin, Juban, Pilar & Sorsogon City

VI
Aklan
Libacao

Capiz
Jamindan, Sapian & Tapaz

Negros Occidental
Isabela & Pontevedra

VII
Negros Oriental
Bayawan City

VIII
Eastern Samar
Arteche

Northern Samar
Catubig & Mondragon

Samar
Almagro, Darang, Matuguinao, Pagsanjan, San Jorge, San Jose de Buan, Santo Nino, Zumarraga & Calbayog City

CARAGA
Surigao del Sur
San Miguel, San Agustin

ARMM

Cotabato City

Lanao del Sur
Buadiposo-Buntong, Tamparan, Taraka, Lumbatan, Butig & Marawi City

Maguindanao
Datu Unsay, Buldon, Northern Kabuntulan & Parang

Sulu
Parang & Pata

Basilan
Tuburan, Lantawan, Tapuan Lasa & Sumisip

SECTION 2. The Commission on Elections shall specify the barangays in the aforementioned municipalities and cities where the special non-working holiday will be observed to give the voters the chance to participate in the Special Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections.

SECTION 3. This proclamation shall take effect immediately.

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 October, in the year of Our Lord, Two Thousand and Ten.

(Sgd.) BENIGNO S. AQUINO III

By the President:

(Sgd.) PAQUITO N. OCHOA, JR.

Executive Secretary