Republic of the Philippines
CONGRESS OF THE PHILIPPINES
Third Regular Session
Begun and held in Metro Manila, on Monday, the twenty-fourth of July, nineteen hundred and eighty-nine
REPUBLIC ACT NO. 6949
AN ACT TO DECLARE MARCH EIGHT OF EVERY YEAR AS A WORKING SPECIAL HOLIDAY TO BE KNOWN AS NATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY
SECTION 1. The eighth day of March of every year is hereby declared as a working special holiday to be known as National Women’s Day.
SECTION 2. To ensure meaningful observance of the holiday as herein declared, all heads of government agencies and instrumentalities, including government-owned and controlled corporations as well as local government units, and employers in the private sector shall encourage and afford sufficient time and opportunities for their employees to engage and participate in any activity conducted within the premises of their respective offices or establishments to celebrate National Women’s Day.
SECTION 3. This Act shall take effect two (2) days following its publication in at least two (2) national newspapers of general circulation.
(Sgd.) RAMON V. MITRA
Speaker of the House of Representatives
(Sgd) JOVITO R. SALONGA
President of the Senate
This Act which is a consolidation of Senate Bill No. 1430 and House Bill No. 28379 was passed by both the Senate and the House of Representatives on April 4, 1990.
(Sgd.) QUIRINO D. ABAD SANTOS , JR.
Secretary of the House of Representatives
(Sgd.) EDWIN P. ACOBA
Secretary of the Senate
Approved: April 10, 1990
(Sgd.) CORAZON C. AQUINO
President of the Philippines