BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
PROCLAMATION NO. 466-A
AMENDING PROCLAMATION NO. 466, SERIES OF 1989, DECLARING THE PERIOD APRIL 5 TO APRIL 11 OF EVERY YEAR AS “PHILIPPINE VETERANS WEEK,” BY INCLUDING THE VETERANS OF MILITARY CAMPAIGNS IN THE COVERAGE THEREOF
WHEREAS, Proclamation No. 466, dated September 14, 1989, declared the period April 5 to April 11 of every year as “Philippine Veterans Week,” but only referred to war veteran’s in the first whereas clause;
WHEREAS, the 1987 Constitution provides, in Section 7 of Article XVI, that the State shall provide immediate and adequate care, benefits, and other forms of assistance to war veterans and veterans of military campaigns, among others;
WHEREAS, the welfare of war veterans and veterans of military campaigns should be the concern of all freedom-loving Filipinos and residents of the Philippines;
WHEREAS, it is desirable to promote, preserve and memorialize the principles, ideals and deeds of the Filipino war veterans and veterans of military campaigns as a means to enhance patriotism and love of country, especially among the youth of the land.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GLORIA MACAPAGAL-ARROYO, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby declare the period from April 5 to April 11 of every year as “Philippine Veterans Week”.
DONE in the City of Manila, this 13th day of April, in the year of Our Lord, Two Thousand Seven.
(Sgd.) GLORIA MACAPAGAL-ARROYO
By the President:
(Sgd.) EDUARDO R. ERMITA