To : ALL BANKING INSTITUTIONS
Pursuant to Memorandum Order No. 173 dated 24 May 2005 issued by the Office of the President, enjoining all branches of government to participate actively in the celebration of the 107th Anniversary of Philippine Independence and to enlist the participation of private sector groups and non-government organizations, all banking institutions and their branches are enjoined to undertake activities in support to the national observance of Philippine Independence Day on 12 June 2005, primarily through the display of the Philippine flag and hanging of relevant streamers in their offices during th eentire month of June.
We hope that through your participation in this celebration, we will be able to help generate greater awareness of our history and strengthen our unity as a people.
To unify our observance of this significant event, banks are also requested to incorporate the theme of the celebration, Kalayaan, Bayan Ko, Mahal ko, in their stremers and promotional material.
AMANDO M. TETANGCO, JR.
31 May 2005