Republic of the Philippines
Congress of the Philippines

Metro Manila

Twelfth Congress
Third Regular Session


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

Republic Act No. 9256             February 25, 2004

AN ACT DECLARING AUGUST 21 OF EVERY YEAR AS NINOY AQUINO DAY, A SPECIAL NONWORKING HOLIDAY, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

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

Section 1. Ninoy Aquino Day. - In order to commemorate the death anniversary of Former Senator Benigno "Ninoy" S. Aquino J., August twenty-one of every year is hereby declared as the Ninoy Aquino Day which shall be a national nonworking holiday.

Section 2. Edsa Commission. - The EDSA Commission created pursuant to Executive Order No. 82 (s.1999) shall plan and implement appropriate ceremonies for the observance of the Ninoy Aquino Day.

Section 3. Funding. - The operations of the EDSA Commission shall be funded from the Budget of the Office of the President and from private donations. Funds acrruing to and expenses made by the EDSA Commission shall be subject to the usual accounting rules and procedures.

Section 4. Repealing Clause. - All laws, presidential decrees, orders, issuances, rules and regulation and any part thereof inconsistent, which are inconsistent with the provisions of the Act are hereby amended or modified accordingly.

Section 5. Separability Clause. - If any provision of this Act is held unconstitutional or invalid, all other provisions not affected thereby shall remain valid.

Section 6. Effectivity. - This Act shall take effect fifteen (15) days after its publication in at least two (2) newspapers of general circulation.


Approved,

JOSE DE VENECIA JR.
Speaker of the House of Representatives

FRANKLIN DRILON
President of the Senate

This Act, which is a consolidation of Senate Bill No. 2536 and House Bill No. 6240 was finally passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate on November 19, 2003 and January 26, 2004, respectively.

ROBERTO P. NAZARENO
Secretary General
House of Represenatives

OSCAR G. YABES
Secretary of Senate

Approved: February 25, 2004

GLORIA MACAPAGAL-ARROYO
President of the Philippines


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