Posted on Monday, 31st August 2009 by All Philippines
Today marks the celebration of National Heroes’ Day or “Araw Ng Mga Bayani” in the Philippines. It is actually observed annually every 30th of August but due to the “holiday economy plan” enforced by the Macapagal-Arroyo administration, this year’s National Heroes’ Day celebration was moved today, August 31.
The “holiday economy policy” (extending the holiday vacation for the benefit of local tourism) by the current administration sets every regular or special non-working holiday that falls on a Saturday or a Sunday to the nearest work day of the week, usually Monday or Friday. This year, August 30 (the regular National Heroes’ Day), falls on a Sunday that is why this year’s National Heroes’ Day commemoration was amended to be celebrated today (the next working day of the week after Sunday) as stated in Proclamation No. 1699 issued by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
Republic Act No. 3827 passed by the Philippine Commonwealth Legislature on October 28, 1931 declared the last Sunday of August of every year as National Heroes’ Day (Araw Ng Mga Bayani).
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