BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
PROCLAMATION NO. 1253
PROVIDING FOR THE DISPLAY OF THE NATIONAL FLAG OF THE PHILIPPINES AT HALF MAST ON SATURDAY, MARCH 17, 2007 IN ALL GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS AND INSTALLATIONS, NATIONWIDE AND INTERNATIONALLY, ON THE OCCASION OF THE 50TH DEATH ANNIVERSARY OF PRESIDENT RAMON MAGSAYSAY
WHEREAS, March 17, 2007 marks the 50th death anniversary of President Ramon Magsaysay;
WHEREAS, President Magsaysay was a great leader and Filipino of outstanding principle, integrity, conviction and devotion, whose life and public career represent an inspiration to all;
WHEREAS, his tragic, sudden and untimely death by an airplane crash near Cebu City was a great loss to our people and was met with grief and shock throughout the Philippines and around the world;
WHEREAS, it is but fitting and proper to pay tribute to the immortal memory of President Magsaysay on this significant anniversary of his death by displaying the national flag at half mast as a token of loving remembrance and as an expression of bereavement.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GLORIA MACAPAGAL-ARROYO, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby order that the national flag of the Philippines be displayed at half mast in all government buildings and installations, nationwide and internationally, on Saturday, March 17, 2007 to commemorate the 50th death anniversary of President Ramon Magsaysay and to declare the same date as a day of national remembering.
DONE in the City of Manila, this 16th day of March, in the year of Our Lord, Two Thousand Seven.
(Sgd.) GLORIA MACAPAGAL-ARROYO
By the President:
(Sgd.) EDUARDO R. ERMITA