BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
PROCLAMATION NO. 1782
DECLARING THE MONTH OF JUNE AS W.A.T.C.H (WE ADVOCATE TIME CONSCIOUSNESS AND HONESTY) MONTH AND ENJOINING ALL SCHOOLS, COLLEGES, UNIVERSITIES AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT UNITS TO UNDERTAKE PROGRAMS OF ACTIVITIES RELATING THERETO EVERY SECOND WEEK OF JUNE
WHEREAS, W.A.T.C.H (We Advocate Time Consciousness and Honesty) is an advocacy program jointly undertaken by JCI Senate Philippines, Department of Education, Commission on Higher Education, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority, Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities, PAPSCU, PRISAA, and the Office of the Presidential Assistant for Education, to promote and undertake programs that will instill the value of punctuality and honesty in all sectors of society;
WHEREAS, it becomes necessary to develop value formation in building wholesome personality and character among Filipinos, especially the young;
WHEREAS, development experts and value education are in agreement that the practice of honesty and punctuality will significantly contribute to the attainment of national development goals;
WHEREAS, government is currently pursuing a moral renewal program premised on zero tolerance for corruption and prompt delivery of basic services;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GLORIA MACAPAGAL-ARROYO, President of the Republic of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby declare the month of June as W.A.T.C.H (We Advocate Time Consciousness and Honesty) Month.
All schools, colleges, universities and Local Government Units are enjoined to undertake programs of activities relating thereto every second week of June, in order to instill deeper awareness of honesty and punctuality among the youth and the entire society.
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 21st day of May, in the year of Our Lord, Two Thousand and Nine.
(Sgd.) GLORIA MACAPAGAL-ARROYO
By the President:
(Sgd.) EDUARDO R. ERMITA