Source: Philippine Information Agency (City of Malolos)
Two separate bills are about to be introduced to the Philppines' Congress which would declare as new annual national non-working public holidays on January 23 and September 15.
The new September 15 public holiday would commemorate the date in 1898 when revolutionary leaders convened in Barasoain Church and opened the Malolos Congress which ratified the June 12 Philippines declaration of independence.
For its part, the new January 23 public holiday would commemorate the date in 1899 when the First Philippine Republic, also known as the Malolos Republic, was established, ending the Filipino revolution against Spain.
These bills are unlikely to get through or, at any rate, to affect the upcoming 2012 public holidays.
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