Republic Act No. 9749

Link to law: http://www.gov.ph/2009/11/10/republic-act-no-9749/
Published: 2009-11-10

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Republic of the Philippines

Congress of the Philippines

Metro Manila

Fourteenth Congress

Third Regular Session

Begun and held in Metro Manila, on Monday, the twenty-seventh day of July, two thousand nine.

[REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9749]

AN ACT DECLARING JULY 31 — BATTLE OF PAYE DAY — OF EVERY YEAR AS A SPECIAL NONWORKING HOLIDAY IN THE PROVINCE OF MARINDUQUE

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled:

SECTION 1. July 31 of every year is hereby declared a special nonworking holiday in the entire Province of Marinduque to commemorate the victory of Filipino revolutionists in the Battle of Paye that took place on July 31, 1900.

SEC. 2. The provincial government of Marinduque and the Municipal Government of Boac, in coordination with the National Historical Institute, shall lead appropriate and meaningful commemorative programs and activities to be participated in by officials and employees of the national, provincial and municipal government agencies and instrumentalities, and civic, religious, nongovernment, business and civil society organizations, in order to give significance and honor to the heroes and heroines of the Battle of Paye.

SEC. 3. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

Approved,

(Sgd.) JUAN PONCE ENRILE
President of the Senate

(Sgd.) PROSPERO C. NOGRALES
Speaker of the House

of Representatives

This Act which originated in the House of Representatives was finally passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate on November 17, 2009 and August 24, 2009, respectively.

(Sgd.) EMMA LIRIO REYES
Secretary of the Senate

(Sgd.) MARILYN B. BARUA-YAP
Secretary General

House of Representatives

Approved: November 10, 2009

(Sgd.) GLORIA MACAPAGAL-ARROYO
President of the Philippines

Source: CDAsia