RESIDENCE OF THE PRESIDENT
OF THE PHILIPPINES
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
PROCLAMATION NO. 304
DECLARING AUGUST 29 TO SEPTEMBER 5 OF
EVERY YEAR AS RICE AND CORN WEEK
WHEREAS, one of the objectives of the five-year integrated socio-economic development program of the present administration is increased production of agricultural crops, particularly rice and corn;
WHEREAS, the increased production of these staple crops of the Philippines will bring about a more abundant life for our people;
WHEREAS, pursuant to Proclamation No. 53, dated September 28, 1962, an annual National Rice and Corn Production Contest from July 1, 1962, through June 30, 1966, has been launched by the National Rice and Corn Production Contest Committee to arouse national consciousness and interest among our farmers to increase their production per unit area by the adoption of improved and scientific ways of farming, which will redound to the permanent improvement of Philippine agriculture both qualitatively and quantitatively; and
WHEREAS, every year national prizes are awarded to the winners as an incentive for more farmers to join the contest;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Diosdado Macapagal, President of the Philippines, do hereby declare the period from August 28 to September 3 of every year as Rice and Corn Week under the auspices of the Rice and Corn Production Coordinating Council. I urge all government officials and employees, national, provincial, City, municipal, and barrio officials and civic organizations to cooperative actively in making the Week a success.
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 28th day of August, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and sixty-four.
President of the Philippines
By the President:
CALIXTO O. ZALDIVAR
Acting Executive Secretary