Pursuant to the Republic Act No. 6741 dated August 4, 1989, August 19 of
each year has been declared as a special working holiday for the entire
Philippines and a special non-working holiday in the provinces of
Quezon and Aurora and in Quezon City to commemorate the birth
anniversary of the late President Manuel Luis Quezon.
This significant date in Philippine history marks the birth of a man who became the first Commonwealth President, Father of Philippine Independence, Ama ng Wikang Filipino, and considered as the greatest Filipino statesman.
In commemoration of his birth anniversary, the Department of Education (DepEd) will join in the programs and activities at the Quezon Memorial Shrine, Elliptical Road, Quezon City on August 19.
To make this year's commemoration more meaningful, all public and private schools are encouraged to carry out activities integrated in related subject areas such as the Sibika at Kultura, Hekasi, Araling Panlipunan, Values Education, Music, Arts, Physical Education and Health (MAPEH), Filipino and English during classroom discussions to highlight the qualities and achievements of President Manuel L. Quezon as a president and statesman. It is very important to know and absorb the Quezon's Code of Citizenship and Ethics (English and Filipino versions) for the Filipino people, especially the young, to re-learn the values of moral character, personal discipline, civic conscience and the duties of citizenship as a part of Filipino heritage.
The Social Studies department heads are requested to submit report/ documentation on the activities undertaken by the schools relative to the said celebration addressed to Director Anna Cristina M. Ganzon, Director III, Office of the Secretary, DepEd Complex, Meralco Avenue, Pasig City, Attn.: Ms. Luzviminda F. Dela Rosa, Head, Special Events Unit (copy furnished the Regional Director (RD) and Schools Division/City Superintendent (SDS).
For more information, please visit the Office of SEU at Room 505, Bonifacio Bldg., DepEd Complex, Meralco Avenue, Pasig City or contact this Office at telephone nos.: (02) 637-5834/(02) 637-5832.