BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
PROCLAMATION NO. 235
DECLARING THE PERIOD FROM FEBRUARY 3 TO 9 OF EVERY YEAR AS NATIONAL DENTAL HEALTH WEEK.
WHEREAS, the dental profession plays a vital role in the maintenance of a healthy citizenry;
WHEREAS, one of the greatest obstacles encountered by the dental profession in its mission of health service is the people’s lack of appreciation of the importance of dental hygiene; and
WHEREAS, to enable the dental profession to carry out its mission more effectively, it is necessary to arouse dental health consciousness among the people;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Elpidio Quirino, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby declare the period from February 3 to 9 of every year as National Dental Health Week.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the Republic of the Philippines to be affixed.
Done in the City of Manila, this 24th day of January, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and fifty-one, and of the Independence of the Philippines, the fifth.
President of the Philippines
By the President: