Proclamation No. 1850
Declaring a Period of National Mourning Over the Death of Corazon C. Aquino, Former President of the Philippines
WHEREAS, former President if the Philippines Corazon C. Aquino died today;
WHEREAS, President Aquino will always be remembered and will live forever in the heart of every Filipino as a beloved mother of the nation who led her people back to the road of freedom and democracy;
WHEREAS, her death is a great loss to our country and our people;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GLORIA MACAPAGAL-ARROYO, President of the Philippines, do hereby proclaim the period August 1, 2009 to August 10, 2009, as a period of national mourning for our beloved former President. During this period, flags of all government buildings and installations throughout the Philippines and abroad shall be flown at half-mast.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand anf caused the seal of the Republic of the Philippines to be affixed.
DONE in the City of New York for Manila, Philippines, this 1st day of August, in the year of Our Lord, Two Thousand and Nine.
By the President:
EDUARDO R. ERMITA