BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
PROCLAMATION NO. 276
DECLARING DECEMBER, 1988 AND THE SAME MONTH OF EVERY YEAR THEREAFTER AS “THE MONTH OF OVERSEAS FILIPINOS”
WHEREAS, millions of Filipinos are spread in many countries of the world as immigrants, workers, students, and professionals;
WHEREAS, many Overseas Filipinos contributed to the struggle against the prior regime and fought for the restoration of Philippine democracy;
WHEREAS, Overseas Filipinos continue to contribute to building up the Philippine economy through their taxes and remittances;
WHEREAS, there is a need to recognize and honor Overseas Filipinos;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, CORAZON C. AQUINO, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby declare December, 1988 and the same month of every year thereafter as “The Month of Overseas Filipinos”.
I call upon all citizens and residents of the Philippines to give the observance of this month their full support.
This supersedes Proclamation No. 91, dated March 18, 1987.
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 June, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and eighty-eight.
(Sgd.) CORAZON C. AQUINO
By the President:
(Sgd.) CATALINO MACARAIG, JR.