BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
PROCLAMATION NO. 466
DECLARING THE PERIOD APRIL 5 TO 11 OF EVERY YEAR AS “PHILIPPINE VETERANS WEEK”
WHEREAS, Section 7 of Article XVI of the 1987 Constitution commands the State to provide care, benefits, and other forms of assistance to war veterans;
WHEREAS, the welfare of war veterans should be the concern of all freedom-loving Filipinos and residents of the Philippines; and
WHEREAS, it is desirable to promote, preserve and memorialize the principles, ideals and deeds of the Filipino war veteran as a means to enhance patriotism and love of country, especially among the youth of the land;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, CORAZON C. AQUINO, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby declare the period April 5 to April 11 of every year as “Philippine Veterans Week”.
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 14th day of September, in the year of Our Lord, Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Nine.
(Sgd.) CORAZON C. AQUINO