RESIDENCE OF THE PRESIDENT
OF THE PHILIPPINES
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
PROCLAMATION NO. 116
DECLARING A PERIOD OF NATIONAL MOURNING ON THE DEATH OF HIS HOLINESS, POPE JOHN XXIII
WHEREAS, the Christian world and mankind in general suffered a distinct loss in the death of His Holiness, Pope John XXIII;
WHEREAS, by his deep concern for world peace, his overwhelming love of humanity and his advocacy of the universality of mankind, he has advanced the cause of lasting peace on earth; and
WHEREAS, it was under him that the Philippines was blessed with a Cardinal;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Diosdado Macapagal, President of the Philippines, in tribute to His Holiness, Pope John XXIII, for his achievements in promoting world brotherhood, do hereby proclaim the period from June 4 to 12, 1963, as a period of national mourning. During thi3 period, flags of all government buildings and installations throughout the Philippines shall be flown at half-mast. The representatives of the Philippines in foreign countries should make arrangements for the display of the flag at half mast over all embassies, legations, and consular offices.
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 4th day of June, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and sixty-three.
President of the Philippines
By the President:
SALVADOR L. MARIÑO