- Instructions Governing the 2004 Araw ng Kagitingan Celebration
- Memorandum Order No. 138
March 9, 2004
MEMORANDUM ORDER NO. 138
DIRECTING THE SECRETARY OF NATIONAL DEFENSE TO LEAD THE 2004 CELEBRATION OF ARAW NG KAGITINGAN ON APRIL 7, 2004 INSTEAD OF APRIL 9, 2004
WHEREAS, Araw ng Kagitingan and the Philippine Veterans Week;
WHEREAS, this year, "Araw ng Kagitingan" coincides with Good Friday, a day of high religious significance to Christians worldwide, especially those in the Philippines;
WHEREAS, it is important that the said events be observed with appropriate and meaningful activities.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GLORIA MACAPAGAL-ARROYO, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby order the Secretary of National Defense to lead the observance of the 2004 Araw ng Kagitingan on April 7, 2004 instead of April 9, 2004, which falls on a Good Friday. CDTAbench
DONE in the City of Manila, this 9th day of March, in the year of Our Lord, Two Thousand and Four.