Observance of Araw ng Kagitingan and Philippine Veterans Week ( Memorandum Order No. 336 )

January 31, 1996

January 31, 1996

MEMORANDUM ORDER NO. 336

CONSTITUTING A NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE 1996 OBSERVANCE OF ARAW NG KAGITINGAN AND PHILIPPINE VETERANS WEEK

WHEREAS, Executive Order No. 203, s. of 1987, declared April 09 of every year as a regular holiday for the celebration of Araw ng Kagitingan;

WHEREAS, Proclamation No. 466, s. of 1989, designated the period from April 05 to April 11 of every year as Philippine Veterans Week in order to promote, preserve, and memorialize the campaigns and as a means to enhance patriotism and love of country, especially among the youth of the land;

WHEREAS, there is a need to create a body which shall spearhead the commemoration of the said events; cd

NOW, THEREFORE, I, FIDEL V. RAMOS, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby order the following:

SECTION 1. There is hereby constituted a National Executive Committee on the Observance of Araw ng Kagitingan and Philippine Veterans Week which shall be headed by the Undersecretary for Veterans and Reserve Affairs, Department of National Defense as Chairman, and with the following as members:

The Undersecretary of Tourism;

The Undersecretary of Education, Culture and Sports;

The Undersecretary of Public Works and Highways;

The Undersecretary of Interior and Local Government;

The Undersecretary of Budget and Management;

The Undersecretary of Transportation and Communications;

Chief of Staff, Armed Forces of the Philippines;

Chief, Philippine National Police,

Administrator, Philippine Veterans Affairs Office;

Chairman, National Historical Institute;

Head, Philippine Information Agency;

President, Veterans Federation of the Philippines;

National President, VFP Sons and Daughters Association, Inc.;

National President, Boy Scouts of the Philippines; and

National President, Girl Scouts of the Philippines;

SECTION 2. The Committee is hereby empowered to call upon any agency or instrumentality of the government, including government owned and controlled corporations, and to invite any private or non-government organization for such financial and other kinds of assistance as it need in the discharge of its functions for the duration of the celebration.

SECTION 3. This Memorandum Order shall take effect immediately.

DONE in the City of Manila, this 31st day of January, in the year of Our Lord, Nineteen Hundred and Ninety-Six.