PRESIDENT Duterte has declared the third Sunday of November of every year as “National Day of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims, Survivors and their Families.”
The President, in signing Republic Act No. 11468 on January 23, said there is a need to promote road safety through a platform involving various sectors so as to prevent road accidents that lead to death and injury.
In 2004, the World Health Organization focused its celebration of World Health Day on road safety. The following year, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a declaration on the observance of “World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims” on every third Sunday of November.
Under RA 11468, the Department of Transportation (DOTr), Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), Land Transportation Office (LTO), Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB), and the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will hold activities commemorating the National Day of Remembrance.
A national working committee chaired by the DOTr shall also be created to supervise the commemoration, with the help of health, education, interior, and social welfare departments.
The other members of the committee are the Commission on Higher Education, National Youth Commission, Presidential Communications Operations Office, PNP, MMDA, local government leagues, and the Philippine Red Cross.