IDINEKLARA NI Pangulong Benigno ‘Noynoy’ Aquino III na special non-working holiday ang araw ng eleksyon sa darating na Mayo 13.
Sa ilalim ng Proclamation No. 571, s. 2013, idineklarang special non-working holiday ang araw ng botohan para mabigyan ng pantay na pagkakataon ang lahat ng Pinoy na ma-kaboto.
“The President has declared Monday, May 13, 2013, a special public (non-working) holiday throughout the country. The Constitution designates national and local polls to be held on the second Monday of May and by virtue of Proclamation No. 571, s. 2013, the President wishes to enable the Filipino people to exercise their right to suffrage,” ayon sa pahayag na inilabas ng Palasyo.
“We enjoin all eligible to use this non-working holiday to participate in the electoral process that forms the bedrock of our democracy.”
(PARAZZI REPORTORIAL TEAM)