PROCLAMATION NO. 60
DECLARING THE LAST WEEK OF SEPTEMBER OF EVERY YEAR AS FAMILY WEEK
WHEREAS, Section 12, Article II, of the Constitution of the Philippines provides that: “The State recognizes the sanctity of family life and shall protect and strengthen the family as a basic autonomous social institution”;
WHEREAS, Section 1, Article XV, of the same Constitution provides that: “The State recognizes the Filipino family as the foundation of the nation”;
WHEREAS, it is the policy of the government to fortify solidarity in the family and actively work for its total development;
WHEREAS, there is a need to call public attention and ensure nationwide awareness of the importance of the family;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, FIDEL V. RAMOS, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby declare the last week of September of every year as FAMILY 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 28th day of September, in the year of Our Lord, Nineteen Hundred and Ninety-Two.
(Sgd.) FIDEL V. RAMOS
By the President:
(Sgd) EDELMIRO AMANTE