BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
PROCLAMATION NO. 45
DECLARING OCTOBER 24, 2010, AND EVERY YEAR THEREAFTER AS âBATTLE OF SIBUYAN SEA DAYâ
WHEREAS, on October 24, 1944, Filipino and American soldiers fought off Japanese invaders in the Battle of Sibuyan Sea;
WHEREAS, the Battle of Sibuyan Sea is one of the four (4) major battles in the historic Battle of Leyte Gulf, which was easily considered as one of the largest naval battles in history;
WHEREAS, events like this should be mentioned with reverence in our schools and should form an integral part of our countryâs rich history;
WHEREAS, by remembering the battles fought by our forefathers in the name of freedom can further appreciate the importance of our liberty and independence;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, BENIGNO S. AQUINO III, President of the Republic of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby proclaim October 24, 2010 and every year thereafter as the âBattle of Sibuyan Sea Dayâ, and order the Department of Education, National Historical Commission of the Philippines, and all other pertinent government agencies to rectify history herewith in their respective institutional capacities
DONE in the City of Manila, this 4th 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.