REPUBLIC ACT NO. 11216, February 14, 2019
AN ACT DECLARING SEPTEMBER 3 OF EVERY YEAR A SPECIAL WORKING PUBLIC HOLIDAY THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY, IN COMMEMORATION OF THE SURRENDER OF THE JAPANESE MILITARY FORCES LED BY GENERAL TOMOYUKI YAMASHITA IN BAGUIO CITY
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled:
Section 1. September 3 of every year is hereby declared a special working public holiday throughout the country, in commemoration of the surrender of the Japanese military forces led by General Tomoyuki Yamashita at the American High Commissioner's Residence in Camp John Hay, Baguio City.
Sec. 2. This Act shall take effect fifteen (15) days after its publication in the Official Gazette or in a newspaper of general circulation.
(SGD.) VICENTE C. SOTTO III
President of the Senate
(SGD.) GLORIA MACAPAGAL-ARROYO
Speaker of the House of Representatives
This Act which originated in the House of Representatives was passed by the House of Representatives on May 29, 2017, amended by the Senate on November 26, 2018, and which amendments were concurred in by the House of Representatives on December 4, 2018, respectively.
(SGD.) MYRA MARIE D. VILLARICA
Secretary of the Senate
(SGD.) DANTE ROBERTO P. MALING
Acting Secretary General House of Representatives
Approved: FEB 14 2019
(SGD.) RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE
President of the Philippines
Manila Bulletin, February 22, 2019