BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
PROCLAMATION NO. 407
DECLARING THE FIFTEENTH DAY OF SEPTEMBER OF EVERY YEAR AS PHILIPPINE MEDICINE DAY.
WHEREAS, national progress and prosperity depend to a large extent upon a healthy citizenry; and
WHEREAS, to produce a healthy citizenry, it is necessary that the masses realize the importance of availing of the services of the medical profession, the mission of which is to safeguard, maintain and promote the health of the people;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Elpidio Quirino, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby proclaim the fifteenth day of September of every year as the Philippine Medicine Day.
IN WITNESS whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the Republic of the Philippines to be affixed.
Done in Honolulu, Hawaii (for Manila, Philippines), this 2nd day of September, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and fifty-three, and of the Independence of the Philippines, the eighth.
President of the Philippines
By the President:
Acting Executive Secretary
Source: University of the Philippines, College of Law Library