23 May 2017
Sponsorship
Speech Transcript


 


SPONSORSHIP SPEECH COMMITTEE REPORT NO 82

 

 

Mr. President, Honorable Colleagues of this august Chamber:

As Chairperson of the Committee on Education, Arts and Culture, I rise to sponsor Committee Report No. 82, which recommends the approval of House Bill No. 477 entitled "An Act Declaring January 23 of Every Year as a Special Working Holiday in the Entire Country to Commemorate the Declaration of the First Philippine Republic" authored by Reps. Sy-Alvarado, Gomez et.al., taking into consideration Senate Bill No. 1323, which was authored by Senate President Pimentel.

BACKGROUND:

The First Philippine Republic, also known as the Malolos Republic, was inaugurated on January 23, 1899 at Barasoain Church in Malolos, Bulacan. This historic event paved the way for the Philippines to be known as the first independent Republic in Asia.

After more than three centuries under the Spanish colonial rule, the country's sovereignty was restored and bestowed again to the Filipino people.

The passage of this bill will increase public awareness of the importance of this momentous event in our history.

Mr. President, I earnestly insist that this Chamber act expediently on Committee Report No. 82 / House Bill No. 477/Senate Bill No. 1323 entitled ""An Act Declaring January 23 of Every Year as a Special Working Holiday in the Entire Country to Commemorate the Declaration of the First Philippine Republic."

Thank you, Mr. President.


 

 


 

 

 



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