[REPUBLIC ACT NO. 3022]
AN ACT PROCLAIMING THE NINTH DAY OF APRIL AS BATAAN DAY AND DECLARING IT AS A LEGAL HOLIDAY.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled:
SECTION 1. The ninth day of April is hereby proclaimed as Bataan Day, and all public officials and citizens of the Philippines are enjoined to observe such day with a one-minute silence at 4:30 o’clock in the afternoon, and to hold appropriate rites in honor of the heroic defenders of Bataan and their parents, wives and/or widows.
SEC. 2. Section twenty-nine of the Revised Administrative Code, as amended is hereby further amended to read as follows:
“SEC. 29. Legal holidays. — Thursday and Friday of Holy Week, Christmas Day, and Sundays are legal religious holidays.
“The legal holidays are: the first of January, the ninth of April, the first of May, the fourth of July, the thirtieth of November, the thirtieth of December, and the day appointed by law for the holding of a general election: Provided, however, That when any regular holiday of fixed date falls on Sunday, the next succeeding day shall be observed as legal holiday.”
SEC. 3. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.
Approved, April 6, 1961.
Source: Presidential Museum and Library