By Senators von Reichbauer, Talmadge and Johnson


     WHEREAS, This year, the people of the Philippines will celebrate the ninety-third anniversary of their independence from Spain; and


     WHEREAS, Americans, too, appreciate a freedom gained after breaking free from colonial rule, and understand the cultural significance of recognizing the day upon which the country became free to rule itself; and


     WHEREAS, The United States has enjoyed a long-standing close and cooperative relationship with the Philippines; and


     WHEREAS, Thousands of Filipino-Americans now reside in the United States, contributing significantly to the rich diversity of our own country and to the State of Washington; and


     WHEREAS, In recognition of the entry of the Philippines into the coveted cadre of free nations, Filipino-Americans will, with well-deserved pride in their hearts, celebrate the Philippine Independence Day; and


     WHEREAS, The people of the State of Washington desire to share in the celebration of our Filipino-Americans;


     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Washington recognize the Independence Day of the Philippines and proclaim that the week of June 7th through 15th, 1991, be recognized as Philippine Independence Week in the State of Washington; and


     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Washington send its heartfelt regards to Filipino-Americans and Filipino-American Associations in Washington State as they celebrate their independence.


I, Gordon A. Golob, Secretary of the Senate,

do hereby certify that this is a true and

correct copy of Senate Resolution 1991-8688,

adopted by the Senate April 28, 1991.





Secretary of the Senate