On September 29, 2008, President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo signed Proclamation 1630 declaring that the Philippines will officially take part in the International Year of Astronomy 2009.
A copy of the declaration can be found here:
The official copy of the proclamation can be retrieved here:
According to the proclamation, the following are in charge of the Philippine celebration:
*UP College of Science
*UP Training Center for Applied Geodesy and Photogrammetry
*Rizal Technological University
Other scientific organizations and astronomical societies are encouraged to participate by organizing activities, such as lectures and telescope viewing, for the year-long event.