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President Marcos’ proclamation on The Battle of Mactan Day

CEBUPEDIA - Clarence Paul Oaminal (The Freeman) - January 20, 2021 - 12:00am

PROCLAMATION NO. 1845

DECLARING APRIL 27 OF EVERY YEAR AS “BATTLE OF MACTAN DAY” AND APRIL 28 AS A SPECIAL PUBLIC HOLIDAY IN LAPU-LAPU CITY AND CEBU PROVINCE.

WHEREAS, April 27, 1979 is the 458th year marking the battle of Mactan which produced the Philippines first national hero, Lapu-Lapu;

WHEREAS, April 27, 1979 also marks the anniversary of the promulgation of the Charter of Lapu-Lapu City;

WHEREAS, it is fitting and proper to focus public attention on this historical event as well as to the growth of Lapu-Lapu City into a progressive city and;

WHEREAS, the residents of Lapu-Lapu desire to celebrate this milestone in their city history;

WHEREAS, this event signifies the first strophe in the historical evolution of the whole Province of Cebu;

WHEREAS, the celebration of this event is an important feature in the promotion of tourism in Lapu-Lapu City and the province of Cebu.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, FERDINAND E. MARCOS, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby declare April 27 of every year as “BATTLE OF MACTAN DAY” and April 27 and 28, 1979 as a special public holidays in Lapu-Lapu city and the province of Cebu.

Done in the City of Manila, this 19th day of April, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and seventy-nine.

(SGD.) FERDINAND E. MARCOS

President of the Philippines

By the President:

(SGD.) JUAN C. TUVERA

Presidential Assistant

Ten years before the issuance of the Battle of Mactan Day, President Marcos on April 22, 1969 issued Proclamation No. 546, declaring April 27, 1969 as Lapu-Lapu Day. It said it marked the 448th anniversary of the Battle of Mactan, the first successful Filipino armed assistance to foreign domination; and the Battle of Mactan should be remembered as the first blow that was struck for self-determination and a symbol of the Filipinos’ love of freedom.

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