BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
PROCLAMATION NO. 264
DECLARING THE 26TH DAY OF JUNE OF EVERY YEAR AS THE INTERNATIONAL DAY AGAINST DRUG ABUSE AND ILLICIT TRAFFICKING OF DRUGS.
WHEREAS, on December 7, 1987, the United Nations General Assembly adopted three resolutions providing guidance on courses of action to be taken against illicit drug traffic and drug abuse;
WHEREAS, the General Assembly decided to observe the 26th day of June of every year as the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking;
WHEREAS, the General Assembly condemned drug trafficking in all its forms as a criminal activity and requested all states to pledge their political will and share responsibility for eradicating drug abuse and illicit trafficking; and
WHEREAS, the Philippines is a member of the United Nations and, as such, joins all nations in condemning drug abuse and illegal trafficking and shares in the responsibility to eradicate such criminal activities;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, CORAZON C. AQUINO, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby declare the 26th day of June of every year as the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking of Drugs, under the auspices of the Dangerous Drugs Board.
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 June in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and eighty-eight.
(Sgd.) CORAZON C. AQUINO
By the President:
(Sgd.) CATALINO MACARAIG, JR.