BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
PROCLAMATION NO. 127
DECLARING THE LAST THURSDAY OF NOVEMBER UP TO THE FIRST WEDNESDAY OF DECEMBER OF EVERY YEAR THEREAFTER AS THE MINDANAO WEEK OF PEACE
WHEREAS, the government recognizes the common aspirations of Mindanaoans to live in peace, unity and harmony with each other regardless of status in life, religion or culture;
WHEREAS, in order to raise consciousness for a culture of peace among the peoples of Mindanao, there is a need to provide a venue for expression of peace aspirations in various forms and for convergence of peace initiatives;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GLORIA MACAPAGAL-ARROYO, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law. do hereby declare the last Thursday of November up to the first Wednesday of December of every year thereafter as the Mindanao Week of Peace.
All concerned government agencies and instrumentalities, including government owned and controlled corporations and members of the private sector and civil society based in Mindanao are enjoined and encouraged to engage in relevant and meaningful activities in celebration of the Mindanao Week of Peace in coordination with the Bishops-Ulama Forum.
The Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process in partnership with the Bishops-Ulama Forum Secretariat shall provide the necessary help to ensure a successful coordination of all undertakings during the said week of peace.
This supersedes Proclamation No. 408 dated November 3, 2000.
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 26th day of November, in the year of Our Lord, two thousand and one.
(Sgd.) GLORIA MACAPAGAL-ARROYO
By the President:
(Sgd.) ALBERTO G. ROMULO