Senator Mar Roxas today secured endorsement from government agencies of his proposed resolution seeking to declare January 25 of every year as Cory Aquino Day in honor of the late President.
Roxas, chair of the Senate education, arts and culture committee, said he would report out to the floor Senate Joint Resolution No. 28 as soon as he has gathered all pertinent positions on the issue.
SJR No. 28 seeks to honor the late President Corazon Aquino by declaring her birth date, January 25, as a national holiday to be called the Cory Aquino Day.
Roxas filed the measure to give due recognition to Mrs. Aquino’s great legacy to the Filipino nation, particularly her courageous and unifying leadership that inspired the 1986 EDSA Revolution.
The National Commission for Culture and Arts, the Department of Education, the Department of Labor and Employment, the National Historical Institute and the Public Schools District Supervisor Association expressed unanimous support for SJR 28.