REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC
OF THE PHILIPPINES
PROCLAMATION NO. 6
DECLARING WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1943, A SPECIAL PUBLIC HOLIDAY.
WHEREAS, the eighth day of December, known as the Greater East Asia Day, is of great significance to the Filipino people as it marked the beginning of the movement to liberate the peoples of East Asia from the domination of foreign powers; and
WHEREAS, it is proper that this day be fittingly observed so that the attention of the people may be drawn to its significance;
Now, therefore, I, Jose P. Laurel, President of the Republic of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers conferred upon me by law, do hereby declare December 8, 1943, a special public holiday in order to give the officials, employees, laborers, and other elements of the community opportunity to join the public celebrations that will be held on that day.
In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the Republic of the Philippines to be affixed.
Done in the City of Manila, this third day of December, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and forty-three, and of the Republic of the Philippines, the first.
(Sgd.) JOSE P. LAUREL
President of the Republic
of the Philippines
By the President:
(Sgd.) JOSE G. SANVICTORES
Acting Executive Secretary
Source: Office of the Solicitor General Library