June 30 is special nonworking day per Proclamation 2085
Tacloban City (June 19) -- President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has signed on June 17, 2010, Proclamation No. 2085 declaring Wednesday, June 30, 2010 as a special nonworking holiday all throughout the Philippines.
In signing the Proclamation, President Arroyo said that it is fitting and proper that all citizens of the country be given the full opportunity to witness and welcome this historic event in the life of the nation.
President Arroyo noted that the Presidential inaugural ceremonies for the incoming President of the Republic of the Philippines will be held on June 30, 2010.
President Arroyo's move bespeak of her consistently being a stateswoman, always advocating that the rule of law must prevail.
President Arroyo right after the May 10 elections created the Transition Committee so that basic services could continue and to facilitate the coming in of the next Administration.
As protocol and tradition dictates, President Arroyo will not mind sharing a farewell limousine ride with the incoming President on his way to his inauguration as the Philippines' 15th President.
The June 30 holiday would be a chance for Filipinos to show oneness with the outgoing and incoming Administrations.
With June 30 having been declared a special holiday, it would be safe to expect an overflow crowd to converge at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila to witness the inauguration of the 15th President of the Republic.
Among others, President Arroyo will always be remembered for making the smooth transition of power, her final act of governance. (PIA 8) [top]