Proclamation No. 30, s. 1947

MALACAÑANG

MANILA

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES

PROCLAMATION NO. 30

DECLARING THE SECOND SATURDAY OF SEPTEMBER OF EACH YEAR AS ARBOR DAY AND CREATING COMMITTEES FOR THE PURPOSE

Whereas, man is dependent upon forest trees and cultivated plants; but thousands of valuable trees are wantonly destroyed without benefit to anyone, because people are not informed of their importance; and

Whereas, it is important to set aside a day each year so that though appropriate ceremonies and actual re-planting, the people’s attention could be drawn to the importance of trees and plants in their everyday life and their interest awakened;

Now, therefore, I, Manuel Roxas, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby proclaim the second Saturday of September of each year as Arbor Day, to be observed in schools and elsewhere by the planting of trees and plants.

The following Committees, which shall be in charge of the programs to be observed on Arbor Day, are hereby created:

National Committee
1. Secretary of Agriculture and Commerce Chairman
2. Secretary of Instruction Member
3. Director of Forestry Executive Officer
4. Chief Scout Executive, Boy Scouts of the Philippines Member
5. A private citizen to be appointed by the President Member
Provincial Committee
1. Provincial Governor Chairman
2. District Forester or Local Forest Officer Executive Officer
3. Division Superintendent of Schools Member
4. Provincial Agricultural Supervisor Member
5. Municipal Mayor of the Provincial Capital Member
6. A private citizen to be appointed by the Chairman Member
Chartered City Committee
1. City Mayor Chairman
2. District Forester or Local Forest Officer Executive Officer
3. Supervising Teacher or Principal Teacher Member
4. Local Agronomist Member
5. A private citizen to be appointed by the Chairman Member
Municipal Committee
1. Municipal Mayor Chairman
2. Local Forest Officer Executive Officer
3. Supervising Teacher or Principal Teacher Member
4. Municipal Agricultural Supervisor Member
5. A private citizen to be appointed by the Chairman Member

(Where there is no Forest Officer in the locality, the Chairman of the Committee shall appoint the Executive Officer thereof.)

The above Committees are hereby empowered to appoint such sub-committees as may be necessary to carry into effect the objectives of this proclamation.

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the Republic of the Philippines to be affixed.

Done at the City of Manila, this 30th day of July, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and forty-seven, and of the Independence of the Philippines, the second.

(Sgd.) MANUEL ROXAS

President of the Philippines

By the President:

(Sgd.) EMILIO ABELLO

Chief of the Executive Office