RESIDENCE OF THE PRESIDENT
OF THE PHILIPPINES
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
PROCLAMATION NO. 1185
DECLARING FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1973, AS A SPECIAL PUBLIC HOLIDAY.
WHEREAS, under Proclamation No. 1180 dated August 30, 1973, the twenty-first day of September of every year has been declared a National Thanksgiving Day in commemoration of the anniversary of the declaration of martial law of the same date in 1972;
WHEREAS, martial law, declared under authority of the Constitution so as to restore peace and order to the nation, has furthermore provided the opportunity as well as the means and aroused among the people the will to build a new society which would reflect their deepest aspirations;
WHEREAS, in the brief span of one year the people have made great strides towards the attainment of that society and gained a momentum towards specific goals in the economic and social fields;
WHEREAS, this unprecedented progress and the historic opportunity to discover and employ the competence of our people to achieve it are regarded by the great majority of our people as a proper object of solemn remembrance, and celebration;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, FERDINAND E. MARCOS, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby declare Friday, September 21, 1973, as a special public holiday.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the Republic of the Philippines to be affixed.
Done in the City of Manila, this 18th day of September, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and seventy-three.
(SGD.) FERDINAND E. MARCOS
President of the Philippines
By the President:
(SGD.) ROBERTO V. REYES
Acting Executive Secretary