TANGGAPAN NG PANGULO NG PILIPINAS
(OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES)
PROCLAMATION NO. 975
DECLARING THE FIRST WEEK OF MARCH OF EVERY YEAR AS “ENVIRONMENTAL WEEK” AND CREATING A COMMITTEE TO TAKE CHARGE OF ITS OBSERVANCE.
WHEREAS, mankind today faces not merely a threat but an actual world-wide crisis of the human and natural environment, requiring the concern of all nations, large or small, advanced or developing;
WHEREAS, the solutions needed are inter- and intra-disciplinary, integrated and long-range, calling for the active participation and cooperation of all members of the community, both government and private; and
WHEREAS, it becomes imperative to minimize the undesirable consequences on the environment brought about by industrialization and other economic activities by fostering public consciousness and vigilance in maintaining the quality of environment;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, FERDINAND E. MARCOS, President of the Philippines, do hereby declare the first week of March of every year as “ENVIRONMENTAL WEEK,” to be observed throughout the country to focus national attention on the need for environmental planning and the control of pollution, deforestation and other threats to a balanced ecology essential for human progress and survival.
The following are designated members of the Committee to take charge of the national observance of the week with the First Lady, Mrs. Imelda R. Marcos as Honorary Chairman:
|The Secretary of Agriculture and Natural Resources||Chairman|
|The Chairman, National Science Development Board||Vice-Chairman|
|The Hon. Helena Z. Benitez||Member|
|The Hon. Fernando V. Pajarillo||Member|
|The Undersecretary of Foreign Affairs||Member|
|The Undersecretary of Education||Member|
|The Undersecretary of Public Works and Communications||Member|
|The Undersecretary of Health||Member|
|The Assistant Executive Secretary (for Financial and Economic Affairs)||Member|
|The Executive Director, National Economic Council||Member|
|The President, Environmental Planning and Development Center (EPDC)||Member|
The Committee may create such technical or other sub-committees as may be necessary to discharge its functions.
Proclamation No. 817 dated February 19, 1971, is hereby revoked.
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 February, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and seventy-two.
(SGD.) FERDINAND E. MARCOS
Republic of the Philippines
By the President:
(SGD.) ALEJANDRO MELCHOR