JUNE 20, 2011- A SPECIAL NON-WORKING HOLIDAY

Pagmulat ko ng mata ngayong umaga, naalala ko na ngayon ay special non-working holiday dahil ilang linggo na ang nakakaraan ay idineklara ni Pangulong Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III ang June 20, 2011 bilang special non-working holiday in celebration of national hero Jose Rizal’s 150th birthday.

Ipinanganak si Jose Protasio Rizal Mercado y Alonso Realonsa noon June 19, 1861 at binaril sa Luneta noon December 30, 1896. 

Sabi ng WIKIPEDIA si lolo Jose daw ay isang Filipino polymath, patriot at pinaka prominente na advocate for reform in the Philippines during the Spanish colonial era. 

He is regarded as the foremost Filipino patriot and is listed as one of the national heroes of the Philippines by National Heroes Committee.

His execution by the Spanish in 1896, a date marked annually as Rizal Day, a Philippine national holiday, was one of the causes of the Philippine Revolution.


Rizal was born to a rich family in Calamba, Laguna and was the seventh of eleven children. 




He attended the Ateneo Municipal de Manila, earning a Bachelor of Arts, and enrolled in medicine at the University of Santo Tomas. He continued his studies at the Universidad Central de Madrid in Madrid, Spain, earning the degree of Licentiate in Medicine. He also attended the University of Paris and earned a second doctorate at the University of Heidelberg.

Rizal was a polyglot conversant in twenty two languages. He was a prolific poet, essayist, diarist, correspondent, and novelist whose most famous works were his two novels, Noli me Tangere and El filibusterismo. These social commentaries on Spanish rule formed the nucleus of literature that inspired peaceful reformists and armed revolutionaries alike.


I-re-republish ko ng buo ang Proclamation Number 154 ni Pangulong Aquino.



MALACAÑANG PALACE
Manila
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
PROCLAMATION NO. 154
DECLARING MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2011, AS SPECIAL (NON-WORKING) DAY THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY

WHEREAS, Sunday, June 19, 2011, marks the 150th birth anniversary of Dr. Jose P. Rizal, our national hero;

WHEREAS, to give all Filipinos the opportunity to commemorate Rizal’s patriotic deeds and sacrifices for the country, rekindle their admiration and respect for him, and to celebrate this milestone with appropriate ceremonies, the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) requested that Monday, June 20, 2011, be declared as special non-working holiday instead of June 19, 2011, which falls on a Sunday.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BENIGNO S. AQUINO III, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby declare Monday, June 20, 2011, as special (non-working) day throughout the country.

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 26th day of April, in the year of Our Lord, Two Thousand and Eleven.

(Sgd.) BENIGNO S. AQUINO III
By the President:

(Sgd.) PAQUITO N. OCHOA JR.
Executive Secretary

Source: Gov.ph

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