Republic of the Philippines
Congress of the Philippines
Second Regular Session
Begun and held in Metro Manila, on Monday, the twenty-second day of July, two thousand two.
[REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9198]
AN ACT DECLARING MARCH TWENTY-FIVE OF EVERY YEAR A SPECIAL NON-WORKING HOLIDAY IN THE CITY OF CANDON, PROVINCE OF ILOCOS SUR, AS THE “CRY OF CANDON”
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of Philippines in Congress assembled:
SECTION 1. March 25 commemorates the “Cry of Candon” in the City of Candon, Province of Ilocos Sur, when local heroes led by Don Isabelo Abaya declared the Republica de Filipinas Katipunan de Candon.
SEC. 2. In honor of the men and women who sacrificed their lives for freedom, March 25 of every year is hereby declared a special non-working holiday in the City of Candon.
SEC. 3. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.
(Sgd.) FRANKLIN M. DRILON
(Sgd.) JOSE DE VENECIA JR.
This Act which originated in the House of Representatives was finally passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate on May 8, 2002 and January 22, 2003, respectively.
(Sgd.) OSCAR G. YABES
(Sgd.) ROBERTO P. NAZARENO
Approved: MAR 24 2003
(Sgd.) GLORIA MACAPAGAL-ARROYO
President of the Philippines