RESIDENCE OF THE PRESIDENT
OF THE PHILIPPINES
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
PROCLAMATION NO. 622
DECLARING THE LAST WEEK OF NOVEMBER OF
EVERY YEAR AS PHILATELIC WEEK
WHEREAS, philately, the collection and study of postage stamps, provides an individual with knowledge not only of his country’s history, its people and traditions, but also of the rest of the world;
WHEREAS, philately fosters international understanding and friendship, and promotes patriotism, interest in arts, culture and science;
WHEREAS, the promotion of philately in our country will provide an effective means of projecting the Philippines abroad, and consequently boost our tourism industry; and
WHEREAS, it is desirable that public attention be focused on the significance of philately;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, FERDINAND E. MARCOS, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby declare the last week of November of every year as Philatelic 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 13th day of October, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and sixty-nine.
(Sgd.) FERDINAND E. MARCOS
President of the Philippines
By the President:
(Sgd.) ERNESTO M. MACEDA
Source: National Library