BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
PROCLAMATION NO. 213
DECLARING THE FIRST MONDAY OF DECEMBER EACH YEAR AS PARENTS’ DAY, AND REVOKING PROCLAMATION NO. 11, DATED MAY 20, 1921.
Whereas, by Proclamation Numbered Eleven, issued on May twentieth, nineteen hundred and twenty-one, the first Monday in December of each year has been designated as Mothers’ Day;
Whereas, petitions have been received from various sources to have a date set apart for the annual observance of Fathers’ Day, based on the universal belief that while the mother rocks the cradle, the father builds the home for the safety, comfort, and happiness of the family;
Whereas, it is not deemed advisable to set apart a special date for Fathers’ Day in view of the already numerous dates set aside for holidays; and
Whereas, it would be but fitting that Mothers’ Day and Fathers’ Day be observed together instead of apart;
Now, therefore, I, Manuel L. Quezon, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the authority in me vested by law, do hereby declare the first Monday in December of each year, heretofore designated as Mothers’ Day, to be known as Parents’ Day and do hereby enjoin its observance, and call upon all our citizens and all our public and private schools to celebrate this day with appropriate programs and other fitting ceremonies.
Proclamation Numbered Eleven, issued on May twentieth, nineteen hundred and twenty-one,’ is hereby revoked.
In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the Commonwealth of the Philippines to be affixed.
Done at the City of Manila, this fourteenth day of October, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and thirty-seven, and of the Commonwealth of the Philippines, the second.
MANUEL L. QUEZON
President of the Philippines
By the President:
Secretary of the Interior