Duterte declares March 22 as 'Emilio Aguinaldo Day'

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 12 2018 04:13 PM

MANILA - President Rodrigo Duterte has declared March 22, 2019 as "Emilio Aguinaldo Day" in commemoration of his 150th birth anniversary.

Duterte signed Proclamation No. 621 Thursday, declaring March 22, 2019 as Aguinaldo Day to "rekindle the Filipino spirit through the lessons of history."

Under the proclamation, the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) is designated as the lead agency for Aguinaldo's 150th birth anniversary celebration.

-- report from Joyce Balancio, ABS-CBN News