BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
PROCLAMATION NO. 142
DECLARING THE PERIOD FROM AUGUST 24 TO 30 1987, AND EVERY YEAR THEREAFTER AS “NATIONAL COCONUT WEEK”
WHEREAS, the coconut industry had risen to an immense national magnitude in view of its importance to the national economy as well as the socio-economic life of one-third or our population who are directly or indirectly dependent on the industry as source of livelihood;
WHEREAS, it is but fitting that all sections involved in the coconut industry from the farmers, workers, processors, traders and industrialists to the policy-makers collectively pay tribute of honor and thanksgiving for the blessings and benefits derived from the industry and to establish a continuing awareness of its lasting importance to our national life; and
WHEREAS, the month of August, being the peak season for coconut, is the appropriate time to commemorate its sustaining existence;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, CORAZON C. AQUINO, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby declare August 24 to 30, 1987 and every year thereafter, as the NATIONAL COCONUT WEEK under the auspices of the Philippine Coconut Authority.
DONE in the City of Manila, this 19th day of August, in the year of Our Lord, Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Seven.
(SGD) CORAZON C. AQUINO
President of the Philippines
By the President:
(SGD.) JOKER P. ARROYO
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