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[ REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9217, August 04, 2003 ]

AN ACT DECLARING APRIL 15 OF EVERY YEAR AS PRESIDENT MANUEL A. ROXAS MEMORIAL DAY, THEREBY ASSIGNING THE NEAREST FRIDAY TO IT AS A SPECIAL NON-WORKING HOLIDAY IN THE ENTIRE PROVINCE OF CAPIZ AND ROXAS CITY IN COMMEMORATION OF THE DEATH ANNIVERSARY OF THE LATE PRESIDENT



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

SECTION 1. Short Title. — This Act shall be known as the President Manuel A. Roxas Memorial Day Act.

SEC. 2. General Provision. — As a tribute to the unselfish acts of President Manuel A. Roxas, April 15 of every year is hereby declared as President Manuel A. Roxas Memorial Day, thereby assigning the nearest Friday to it as a special non-working holiday in the entire Province of Capiz and Roxas City in commemoration of the death anniversary of the late president.

SEC. 3. Repealing Clause. — All provisions of law, presidential decrees, letters of instruction and other issuances inconsistent with this Act are hereby deemed repealed and/or amended.

SEC. 4. Effectivity. — This Act shall take effect fifteen (15) days after publication in two (2) newspapers of national circulation or in the Official Gazette.

 Approved,

(Sgd.) JOSE DE VENECIA JR. (Sgd.) FRANKLIN M. DRILON
Speaker of the House of Representatives President of the Senate

This Act, which is a consolidation of House Bill No. 4472 and Senate Bill No. 2421, was finally passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate on April 30, 2003 and April 21, 2003, respectively

(Sgd.) ROBERTO P. NAZARENO (Sgd.) OSCAR G. YABES
Secretary General
House of Representatives
Secretary of the Senate

Approved: AUG 04 2003

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

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