Pursuant to Executive Order No. 2013 s. 1987 and Presidential Proclamation No. 466 s. 1989, the whole nation observes April 9 of every year as Araw ng Kagitingan, and the period April 5 to 11 as Philippine Veterans Week.
HE Benigno S. Aquino III will lead the 84th Commemoration of the Araw ng Kagitingan in Mount Samat National Shrine, Pilar, Bataan on April 9, 2016. This year’s theme is “Isabuhay ang Kagitingan, Kapayapaan ay Pagkaisahan, Kamtin ang Mithing Kaunlaran”.