REPUBLIC ACT NO. 5464 - AN ACT DECLARING THE PERIOD FROM JANUARY ONE TO DECEMBER THIRTY-ONE, NINETEEN HUNDRED SIXTY-NINE, AS THE GENERAL AGUINALDO CENTENNIAL YEAR, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR
REPUBLIC ACT NO. 5464
AN ACT DECLARING THE PERIOD FROM JANUARY ONE TO DECEMBER THIRTY-ONE, NINETEEN HUNDRED SIXTY-NINE, AS THE GENERAL AGUINALDO CENTENNIAL YEAR, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR.
WHEREAS, General Emilio Aguinaldo was the first and only President of the first Republic of the Philippines, which is also the first democratic republic in all Asia;cralaw
WHEREAS, General Emilio Aguinaldo led the Philippine revolution against Spain and succeeded in winning Philippine independence after more than three and one-half centuries of Spanish domination, which independence was later lost as a result of the Philippine-American was because of the superiority of American arms; and
WHEREAS, General Emilio Aguinaldo, as President of the First Philippine Republic, as leader of the Philippine revolution, and as a patriot and statesman, deserves the undying gratitude of the Filipino people, and his memory should be properly remembered and honored during his centennial year: Now, therefore,
Section 1. The period from January one to December thirty-one, nineteen hundred sixty-nine, is hereby declared as the General Aguinaldo Centennial Year, during which period proper and fitting ceremonies, celebrations and other activities shall be held to honor and commemorate the memory of General Emilio Aguinaldo.chanrobles virtualaw library
Sec. 2. The sum of five hundred thousand pesos is appropriated out of any funds in the National Treasury but otherwise appropriated which shall be disbursed by the General Emilio Aguinaldo National Centennial Commission to carry into effect the purpose of this Act.chanrobles virtualaw library
Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.
Approved: April 14, 1969