BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
PROCLAMATION NO. 347
DECLARING THE TENTH DAY OF DECEMBER OF
EVERY YEAR AS HUMAN RIGHTS DAY
WHEREAS, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on December 10, 1948; and
WHEREAS, the General Assembly of the United Nations invites all States to adopt the tenth day of December of every year as Human Rights Day.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Elpidio Quirino, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, de hereby declare the tenth day of December of every year as Human Rights Day.
I call upon all our citizens, all national, provincial, city and municipal officials, all teachers in public and private schools, and all other elements in this country, public or private, local or foreign, to publicize the text of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and to cause it to be disseminated, displayed and expounded.
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 21st day of October, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and fifty-two, and of the Independence of the Philippines, the seventh.
President of the Philippines
By the President:
Acting Executive Secretary