OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
PROCLAMATION NO. 5
DECLARING WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 1944 A SPECIAL PUBLIC HOLIDAY
WHEREAS the Commonwealth of the Philippines was proclaimed and inaugurated on November fifteen, nineteen hundred and thirty-five; and
WHEREAS that event, constituting as it does an important landmark in the history of our struggle for freedom, has been declared a special public holiday in previous years;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Sergio Osmeña, President of the Philippines, pursuant to the provision of section thirty of the Revised Administrative Code, do hereby declare Wednesday, November fifteenth, nineteen hundred and forty-four, as a special public holiday in commemoration of that historic event.
In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the Commonwealth of the Philippines to be affixed.
Done at the seat of Government in the Field, this thirteenth day of November, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and forty-four, and of the Commonwealth of the Philippines, the ninth.
President of the Philippines
By the President:
ARTURO B. ROTOR
Secretary to the President
Source: Malacañang Records Office
Office of the President of the Philippines. (1944). [Proclamation Nos. : 1W – 39]. Manila : Malacañang Records Office.