Quezon City– The nation will commemorate the 138th Birth Anniversary of the President of the Philippine Commonwealth and “Ama ng Wikang Pambansa,” Manuel Luis Quezon on 19 August 2016.

The day is a special working holiday throughout the entire nation and a special non-working public holiday in the provinces of Quezon, Aurora and in Quezon City as provided for under RA 6741 dated 4 August 1989.

The National Historical Commission of the Philippines Chair Maria Serena I. Diokno, Quezon City Mayor Herbert M. Bautista, Vice-Mayor Joy Belmonte, and Mr. Enrique Quezon Avanceña, grandson of the late Pres. Manuel Luis Quezon will lead the simple commemorative rites program at 8:00 a.m. at the Museo ni Manuel Quezon, Elliptical Road, Diliman, Quezon City.

Other wreath-offerors are the officials and representatives from the Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino, Division of City Schools-Quezon City, Quezon City Police District, Quezon Memorial Circle Administration, Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of the Philippines, Boy Scouts of the Philippines, Girl Scouts of the Philippines-Quezon City Council, Kaanak ng mga Bayaning Pilipino, Inc., Descendants of Filipino Heroes (1899 Philippine-American War), Knights of Columbus-Padre Gomez Assembly, Knights of Columbus-Quezon City Assembly, Knights of Columbus-Maharlika Assembly, Philippine Red Cross-Quezon City Chapter, Lions Club International, Pugadlawin Philippines, Inc., Inner Wheel Club of the Philippines, Soroptimist International-Metro Manila North East District, and Nacionalista Party.

The NHCP is the national government agency mandated to promote Philippine history through its museums, research and publication, and preserve the nation’s historical heritage through conservation and the marking of historic sites and structures.