BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 51
DESIGNATING THE RIZAL DAY NATIONAL COMMITTEE
WHEREAS, the 91st Death Anniversary of Dr. Jose P. Rizal on December 30, 1987 falls in the year when our nation has established the strong democratic institutions for the attainment of peace and the promotion of the ideals and aspirations of our people;
WHEREAS, it is fitting that all officials and citizens of the Republic render tribute to the ideals and noble cause embodied in the life and martyrdom of our national hero and patriot.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, CORAZON C. AQUINO, President of the Republic of the Philippines, call upon all our people to observe this anniversary with the most appropriate ceremonies and programs expressive of the nation’s highest homage and gratitude.
I hereby designate the Rizal Day National Committee composed of the following:
Lourdes R. Quisumbing, Secretary of Education, Culture & Sports
Hon Guillermo N. Carague, Secretary of Budget and Management
Teodoro Benigno, Press Secretary
Fiorello R. Estuar, Undersecretary of Public Works & Highways
Hon. Lito Monico Lorenzana, Undersecretary of Local Government
Rosita L. Fondevilla, Undersecretary of Social Welfare and Development
Miguel Perez Rubio, Chief Presidential Protocol Officer
Hon. Elfren S. Cruz, Governor of Metro Manila
Hon. Gregorio Ejercito, OIC-Mayor of Manila
Justice Conrado Vasquez, Supreme Commander of the Knights of Rizal
Mrs. Trinidad Gomez, President of the Civic Assembly of Women of the Philippines
Mr. Serafin Quiason, Jr., Chairman of the National Historical Institute
Mr. Amado J. Lansangan, Chairman of the National Park Development Committee
Mr. Teodoro Locsin, Sr.
to organize and effect all arrangements necessary for the appropriate celebration of the day all over the Philippines and secure the cooperation of all government and private instrumentalities to ensure its success. The Committee may create such sub-committees as may be necessary.
The Chairman shall designate the Secretary of the Committee.
Done in the City of Manila, this 21st of December, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and eighty-seven.
(Sgd.) CORAZON C. AQUINO
President of the Philippines
By the President:
(Sgd.) CATALINO MACARAIG, JR.
Source:Â MalacaÃ±ang Records Office
Office of the President of the Philippines. (1987).Â [AdministrativeÂ Order Nos. :Â 1 – 150].Â Manila :Â MalacaÃ±ang Records Office.