PROCLAMATION NO. 169
DECLARING THE THIRD WEEK OF JULY OF EVERY YEAR AS “NATIONAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY WEEK,” AND AUTHORIZING THE DEPARTMENT OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY TO UNDERTAKE APPROPRIATE COMMEMORATIVE CEREMONIES AND ACTIVITIES WITH THE SUPPORT OF OTHER GOVERNMENT AGENCIES AND THE PRIVATE SECTOR THEREBY AMENDING PROCLAMATION NO. 2214, DATED 30 JUNE 1982
WHEREAS, Section 10, Article XIV of the Constitution provides that “science and technology are essential for national development and progress x x x”;
WHEREAS, Proclamation No. 2214 dated 30 June 1982 declares the second week of July of every year as the “National Science and Technology Week” (NSTW);
WHEREAS, the celebration of the NSTW is aimed at providing an opportunity to focus regional and national attention on the contribution of science and technology to national development and to give recognition and appreciation to outstanding accomplishments and personalities in science and technology;
WHEREAS, there is a need to move the celebration of the NSTW from the second week of July of every year to the third week of the same month to afford the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) additional time to prepare for the celebration and coordinate with other government agencies and sectors involved therein as well as to ensure maximum participation by schools and students in the week-long schedule of activities; and
WHEREAS, there is need to amend Proclamation No. 2214, declaring the second week of July every year as “National Science and Technology Week” in order to formalize the celebration of the same in the third week of July.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, FIDEL V. RAMOS, President of the Republic of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby amend Proclamation No. 2214, dated 30 June 1982 by declaring the third week of July of every year as “National Science and Technology Week.” The Department of Science and Technology is hereby authorized to undertake appropriate commemorative ceremonies and activities in connection thereof with the support of other government agencies and the private sector.
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 23rd day of April, in the year of Our Lord, Nineteen Hundred and Ninety-Three.
(Sgd.) FIDEL V. RAMOS
By the President:
(Sgd.) ANTONIO T. CARPIO
Chief Presidential Legal Counsel