September 15 2012 Araw ng Kongreso ng Malolos holiday

Malolos City, Bulacan will be commemorating the 114th anniversary of the establishment of the Malolos Congress this September 15, 2012. The day, which this year falls on a Saturday, is a holiday in the said city as stipulated in the konAdministrative Code of Bulacan, which was signed by then-Governor Josefina Dela Cruz back in 2007. Click here to download the Administrative Code of Bulacan (in pdf format). Delegates of the Malolos Congress drafted the 1899 Malolos Constitution – said to be Asia’s first republican constitution.

Malolos City marks the “Araw ng Kongreso ng Malolos” tomorrow, Sept. 15, 2011

Signed by Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa, Proclamation 246 aims to give “to give the people of the City of Malolos the opportunity to celebrate and participate in the occasion.” Since this is not a national holiday, those who opt to work on this day will only be getting a 30% additional to their regular hourly rate (plus another 30% if they work overtime).

The establishment of Malolos Congress as well as its consequences in Philippine history has been the subject of intense political and historical debates for many years now. Some claim that elite Filipinos, people who supposedly never really took part in the Katipunan revolt against the Spanish colonizers, dominated the Malolos Congress – hence, they were able to promote their interests here. One suggested reading would be Teodoro Agoncillo’s “Malolos: Crisis of the Republic.”

Proclamation No. 246: http://www.gov.ph/2011/09/05/proclamation-no-246-s-2011/

DOLE Pay Rules: http://www.dole.gov.ph/list_of_holidays.php?id=95

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  1. GREETINGS TO ALL CONSTITUTIONALIST AND POLITICAL ANALYST :

    I AM VERY SAD TO HEAR THAT TOMORROW, SEPT.15, 2011, THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF THIS COUNTRY DECLARED MERELY THE , NON WORKING HOLIDAY ONLY FOR THE PEOPLE OF MALOLOS, BULACAN, PHILIPPINES FOR THE RECOGNITION LOCALLY OF THE FIRST ORIGINAL VERSION OF FILIPINO CONSTITUTIONAL LAW DRAFTED BY THE FATHER OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL LAW OF SOUTHEAST ASIA ON RECORD AND AS EVIDENT BY HISTORICAL FACTS I GATHERED FOR THE PAST THREE YEARS. WHEN I ASSISTED THE NATIONAL HISTORICAL COMMISSION OF THE PHILIPPINES FOR THEIR DERELICTION OF DUTY TO DETERMINE THE CENTENNIAL DEATH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CALDERON CONSIDERING THAT TWO WEEKS BEFORE THE CORRECT DATE, THE SAID COMMISSION IN MANILA , WHEN I ATTEMPT TO VISIT AND INQUIRED IF THEY HAVE ANY EXISTING PROGRAM FOR CALDERON, BUT AN ANSWER WAS GIVEN TO ME EMPTY FOR THEY KNOW NAUGHT ABOUT CALDERON’S CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION. OVER UPON GUIDING THE COMMISSION, IT INSIST THE WRONG DATE OF CELEBRATION, HAD IT NOT DUE TO MY RECORD I SHOWED TO THE CHIEF, THE COMMISSION SHALL PURSUE TO CELEBRATE THE EVENT WRONGFULLY.

    IN MY COMPARATIVE AND CRITICAL OPINION, SEPTEMBER 15, SHALL BE A NATIONAL NON-WORKING HOLIDAY BEING RECOGNIZED BY MANY COUNTRIES IN SOUTH EAST ASIA AND EUROPE THE CONSTITUTIONAL LAW WHICH WAS DRAFTED BY A FILIPINO-SPANISH CONSITUTIONALIST GENIUS OF 18TH CENTURY, WHICH BECOME EFFECTIVE FOR SHORT PERIOD OF TIME CAN NOT BE DENIED BY THE FACTS AND CIRCUMSTANCES THAT SUCH HIGHEST BRANCH OF LAW OF THE LAND WHICH IS THE CREATOR AND ORIGIN OF EXECUTIVE, LEGISLATIVE AND EVEN THE SUPREME COURT POWER CREATED THE FIRST GOVERNMENT OF THE FILIPINO PEOPLE AND THE FIRST CONSTITUTIONAL LAW UNKNOWN TO MANY HAVE HAD BEEN ADOPTED BY MANY COUNTRIES IN SOUTH EAST ASIA AND THE PACIFIC, THE ONLY ASIAN ORIGIN OF CONSTITUTIONAL LAW THAT STAND ALTHOUGH NOT RECOGNIZED BY THE FAMILY OF NATION LATER BECOME THE LEAGUE OF NATION NOW KNOWN AS UNITED NATION, SAID CONSTITUTIONAL LAW HAVE BEEN ADOPTED BY MANY SCHOLARS, LAW MAKERS AND CONSITUTIONALISTS EVEN IN EUROPE, THE DRAFTER HAVE BEEN DULY RECOGNIZED BY MANY FOREIGN LEADERS BUT THEY CAN NOT TRACE THE SURVIVING HEIRS..
    NOW PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, HIS EXCELLENCY, MR. PRESIDENT AQUINO JR., HOW COME YOU ARE NOT AWARE OF THESE FACTS? AMONG THE DIFFERENT CONSTITUTIONS INTRODUCED BY OUR LAW MAKERS, I AM REFERRING TO THE 1935, 1947, 1972 AND THE 1987 WHOM YOUR MOTHER SIGNED INTO LAW AS THE LEADER OF THE PHILIPPINES THE LAW THAT MADE HER TO TAKE AN OATH OF OFFICE AS THE FIRST FEMALE PRESIDENT, BE IT REMEMBER AND IT IS WORTH MENTIONING HERE, THAT THERE ARE ONLY TWO REVOLUTIONARY GOVERNMENT IN THE HISTORY OF THE PHILIPPINES, THE CONSTITUTIONAL LAW UNDER REVOLUTION ARY GOVERNMENT OF AGUINALDO AND THE 1987 CONSTITUTIONAL LAW UNDER THE REVOLUTIONARY GOVERNMENT OF MRS. AQUINO, ONLY THEN THE 1898 MALOLOS CONSTITUTIONS OF THIS BELOVED MOTHERLAND IS THE MOST POPULAR, REFERENTIAL MANUSCRIPT WHICH UP TO NOW IS BEING STUDIED, RESEARCH AND EVEN MADE AS A BASIS OF REVISING THE CONSTITUTIONAL LAW OF SO MANY COUNTRIES WAY BACKED FIFTY YEARS AGO, TO WITS; AUSTRALIA, AUSTRIA, HONGKONG, INDIA, MOSCOW, SINGAPORE, , do you want more gentlemen ad ladies? dangreg_ph@hotmail.com

  2. GREETINGS TO ALL CONSTITUTIONALIST AND POLITICAL ANALYST :

    I AM VERY SAD TO HEAR THAT TOMORROW, SEPT.15, 2011, THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF THIS COUNTRY DECLARED MERELY THE , NON WORKING HOLIDAY ONLY FOR THE PEOPLE OF MALOLOS, BULACAN, PHILIPPINES FOR THE RECOGNITION LOCALLY OF THE FIRST ORIGINAL VERSION OF FILIPINO CONSTITUTIONAL LAW DRAFTED BY THE FATHER OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL LAW OF SOUTHEAST ASIA ON RECORD AND AS EVIDENT BY HISTORICAL FACTS I GATHERED FOR THE PAST THREE YEARS. WHEN I ASSISTED THE NATIONAL HISTORICAL COMMISSION OF THE PHILIPPINES FOR THEIR DERELICTION OF DUTY TO DETERMINE THE CENTENNIAL DEATH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CALDERON CONSIDERING THAT TWO WEEKS BEFORE THE CORRECT DATE, THE SAID COMMISSION IN MANILA , WHEN I ATTEMPT TO VISIT AND INQUIRED IF THEY HAVE ANY EXISTING PROGRAM FOR CALDERON, BUT AN ANSWER WAS GIVEN TO ME EMPTY FOR THEY KNOW NAUGHT ABOUT CALDERON’S CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION. OVER UPON GUIDING THE COMMISSION, IT INSIST THE WRONG DATE OF CELEBRATION, HAD IT NOT DUE TO MY RECORD I SHOWED TO THE CHIEF, THE COMMISSION SHALL PURSUE TO CELEBRATE THE EVENT WRONGFULLY.

    IN MY COMPARATIVE AND CRITICAL OPINION, SEPTEMBER 15, SHALL BE A NATIONAL NON-WORKING HOLIDAY BEING RECOGNIZED BY MANY COUNTRIES IN SOUTH EAST ASIA AND EUROPE THE CONSTITUTIONAL LAW WHICH WAS DRAFTED BY A FILIPINO-SPANISH CONSITUTIONALIST GENIUS OF 18TH CENTURY, WHICH BECOME EFFECTIVE FOR SHORT PERIOD OF TIME CAN NOT BE DENIED BY THE FACTS AND CIRCUMSTANCES THAT SUCH HIGHEST BRANCH OF LAW OF THE LAND WHICH IS THE CREATOR AND ORIGIN OF EXECUTIVE, LEGISLATIVE AND EVEN THE SUPREME COURT POWER CREATED THE FIRST GOVERNMENT OF THE FILIPINO PEOPLE AND THE FIRST CONSTITUTIONAL LAW UNKNOWN TO MANY HAVE HAD BEEN ADOPTED BY MANY COUNTRIES IN SOUTH EAST ASIA AND THE PACIFIC, THE ONLY ASIAN ORIGIN OF CONSTITUTIONAL LAW THAT STAND ALTHOUGH NOT RECOGNIZED BY THE FAMILY OF NATION LATER BECOME THE LEAGUE OF NATION NOW KNOWN AS UNITED NATION, SAID CONSTITUTIONAL LAW HAVE BEEN ADOPTED BY MANY SCHOLARS, LAW MAKERS AND CONSITUTIONALISTS EVEN IN EUROPE, THE DRAFTER HAVE BEEN DULY RECOGNIZED BY MANY FOREIGN LEADERS BUT THEY CAN NOT TRACE THE SURVIVING HEIRS..
    NOW PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES, HIS EXCELLENCY, MR. PRESIDENT AQUINO JR., HOW COME YOU ARE NOT AWARE OF THESE FACTS? AMONG THE DIFFERENT CONSTITUTIONS INTRODUCED BY OUR LAW MAKERS, I AM REFERRING TO THE 1935, 1947, 1972 AND THE 1987 WHOM YOUR MOTHER SIGNED INTO LAW AS THE LEADER OF THE PHILIPPINES THE LAW THAT MADE HER TO TAKE AN OATH OF OFFICE AS THE FIRST FEMALE PRESIDENT, BE IT REMEMBER AND IT IS WORTH MENTIONING HERE, THAT THERE ARE ONLY TWO REVOLUTIONARY GOVERNMENT IN THE HISTORY OF THE PHILIPPINES, THE CONSTITUTIONAL LAW UNDER REVOLUTION ARY GOVERNMENT OF AGUINALDO AND THE 1987 CONSTITUTIONAL LAW UNDER THE REVOLUTIONARY GOVERNMENT OF MRS. AQUINO, ONLY THEN THE 1898 MALOLOS CONSTITUTIONS OF THIS BELOVED MOTHERLAND IS THE MOST POPULAR, REFERENTIAL MANUSCRIPT WHICH UP TO NOW IS BEING STUDIED, RESEARCH AND EVEN MADE AS A BASIS OF REVISING THE CONSTITUTIONAL LAW OF SO MANY COUNTRIES WAY BACKED FIFTY YEARS AGO, TO WITS; AUSTRALIA, AUSTRIA, HONGKONG, INDIA, MOSCOW, SINGAPORE, , do you want more gentlemen ad ladies? dangreg_ph@hotmail.com

  3. Dear Mr. Danilo Gregorio,

    You raised a very valid point. It makes me wonder, why don’t we have here in the Philippines a regular annual observance like the United States’ Constitution Day (which falls on September 17). I think the National Historical Commission should do something about that. After all, the establishment of the Malolos Constitution is not only significant in Malolos but throughout the country, too. Thanks for leaving your email address. I am looking forward to future correspondence with you. :)

    PS: Please avoid typing in all caps since it makes reading tougher.

    Regards,
    Mark

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