Republic of the Philippines
CONGRESS OF THE PHILIPPINES
Metro Manila

Fourteenth Congress
Second Regular Session

Begun and held in Metro Manila, on Monday, the twenty-eighth day of July, two thousand eight.

Republic Act No. 9654               July 17, 2009

AN ACT DECLARING JULY 18TH A SPECIAL NONWORKING HOLIDAY IN THE PROVINCE OF SOUTH COTABATO IN COMMEMORATION OF ITS FOUNDATION ANNIVERSARY AND THE CULMINATION OF THE T'NALAK FESTIVAL

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representative of the Philippines in Congress assembled:

Section 1. July 18 from this year hereon is hereby declared a special nonworking holiday in the Province of South Cotabato in commemoration of its foundation anniversary and the culmination of the T'nalak Festival.

Section 2. This Act shall take effect immediately upon its approval.

Approved,

JUAN PONCE ENRILE
President of the Senate
PROSPERO C. NOGRALES
Speaker of the House of Representatives

This Act which originated in the House of Representatives was finally passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate on March 10, 2008 and May 26, 2009, respectively.

EMMA LIRIO-REYES
Secretary of the Senate
MARILYN B. BARUA-YAP
Secretary General House of Representatives

Approved: JUL 17 2009

GLORIA MACAPAGAL - ARROYO
President of the Philippines


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