BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
PROCLAMATION NO. 557
DECLARING THE MONTH OF APRIL OF EVERY YEAR AS “BROADCASTERS’ MONTH”
WHEREAS, Section 24, Article II, of the 1987 CONSTITUTION provides that, “The State recognizes the vital role of communication and information in nation-building”;
WHEREAS, the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster sa Pilipinas (KBP), a national, non-governmental organization of owners and operators of radio/television stations, has shown its readiness and willingness as disseminator of news and information;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, FIDEL V. RAMOS, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby declare the month of April of every year as “BROADCASTERS’ MONTH.”
All governmental agencies are hereby enjoined to extend their utmost assistance and cooperation to ensure success in the proper commemoration and observance of the “BROADCASTERS’ MONTH.”
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 3rd day of April, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and ninety five.
(Sgd.) FIDEL V. RAMOS
By the President
(Sgd.) TEOFISTO T. GUINGONA, JR.
Reference: Republic Act No. 7816