Republic Act 6949

National Women's Day.

AN ACT TO DECLARE MARCH EIGHT OF EVERY YEAR AS A WORKING SPECIAL HOLIDAY TO BE KNOWN AS NATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY.

Section 1. The eighth day of March of every year is hereby declared as a working special holiday to be known as National Women's Day.

Sec. 2. To ensure meaningful observance of the holiday as herein declared, all heads of government agencies and instrumentalities, including government-owned and controlled corporations as well as local government units, and employers in the private sector shall encourage and afford sufficient time and opportunities for their employees to engage and participate in any activity conducted within the premises of their respective offices or establishments to celebrate National Women's Day.

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect two (2) days following its publication in at least two (2) national newspapers of general circulation.