BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
PROCLAMATION NO. 213
DECLARING THE FOURTH WEEK OF JULY OF EVERY YEAR AS DIABETES AWARENESS WEEK
WHEREAS, the Philippine Center for Diabetes Education Foundation, Inc., is an organization dedicated to helping individuals suffering from diabetes and its complications;
WHEREAS, the Foundation has established a Diabetes Center where they teach health care professionals about diabetes;
WHEREAS, the Foundation will ultimately establish Diabetes Centers in all the far-flung barangays of the country;
WHEREAS, there is a need to educate the people on this dreaded disease;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, FIDEL V. RAMOS, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby declare the fourth week of July of every year as Diabetes Awareness 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 23rd day of July, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and ninety three.
(Sgd.) FIDEL V. RAMOS
By the President:
(Sgd.) TEOFISTO T. GUINGONA