TANGGAPAN NG PANGULO NG PILIPINAS
(OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES)
PROCLAMATION NO. 822
DECLARING THE LAST WEEK OF OCTOBER OF EVERY YEAR AS CONSUMERS’ PROTECTION WEEK.
WHEREAS, the protection of the consuming public against unreasonable price increases or fraudulent practices should be the continuing concern of the government; and
WHEREAS, there is a necessity to set aside a period during which concerted efforts for the assertion of consumers’ rights may be thoroughly discussed, planned and carried out;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, ALEJANDRO MELCHOR, Executive Secretary, by order of His Excellency, FERDINAND E. MARCOS, President of the Philippines, do hereby declare the last week of October of every year as Consumers Protection Week. The Department of Commerce and Industry is hereby directed to coordinate with the Consumers Federated Groups of the Philippines, Inc. and the National Federation of Women’s Clubs of the Philippines and consumers’ groups in making the celebration of the week fruitful and meaningful.
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 1st day of March, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and seventy-one.
(SGD.) ALEJANDRO MELCHOR
By the Executive Secretary:
(SGD.) ROBERTO V. REYES
Acting Assistant Executive Secretary