BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
PROCLAMATION NO. 109
DECLARING MAY 28 OF EACH YEAR AS A SPECIAL NON-WORKING
HOLIDAY IN THE ENTIRE PROVINCE OF TARLAC, IN OBSERVANCE
OF ITS FOUNDATION DAY TO BE DESIGNATED AS “ARAW NG
WHEREAS, the evolvement of Tarlac into an independent socio-political unit and its subsequent proclamation on 28 May 1873 as a Province, have always been a cherished milestone for its founders and its inhabitants;
WHEREAS, it is deemed necessary to commemorate this historical event as a continuing tribute to Tarlac’s forefathers and heroes, to the end that this present and future generations of Tarlacqueños, will imbibe the same customs, virtues, courage, nationalism and independence handed down to them by their ancestors; and,
WHEREAS, it is the aspiration of the people of Tarlac, to dedicate one day of each year to celebrate and re-live Tarlac’s glorious past through meaningful activities.
NOW THEREFORE, I, JOSEPH EJERCITO ESTRADA, President of the Republic of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby declare May 28 of each year as a special non-working holiday in the entire province of Tarlac, in observance of its Foundation Day to be designated as “Araw ng Lalawigang Tarlak”.
This proclamation shall take effect immediately.
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 10th day of May, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and ninety-nine.
(Sgd.) JOSEPH EJERCITO ESTRADA
President of the Republic of the Philippines
By the President:
(Sgd.) RONALDO B. ZAMORA