RESIDENCE OF THE PRESIDENT
OF THE PHILIPPINES
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
PROCLAMATION NO. 265
DECLARING THE FIRST MONDAY OF OCTOBER OF EACH YEAR AS UNIVERSAL CHILDREN’S DAY IN THE PHILIPPINES.
WHEREAS, our country is one of the staunches supporters of the UNITED NATIONS CHILDREN’S FUND and at the same time one of the best assisted countries in its programmes benefitting our mothers and children through projects on health, disease control, applied nutrition, education, and family and child welfare services; and
WHEREAS, the United Nations General Assembly has requested all countries to observe “a day of world-wide fraternity and understanding between children and of activity devoted to the promotion of the ideals and objectives of the Charter and the welfare of the children of the world, and to the strengthening and broadening of the efforts made by the United Nations in favour and on behalf of all children of the world”;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, FERDINAND E. MARCOS, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the authority vested in me by law, do hereby declare the first Monday of October of every year as Universal Children’s Day and authorize the UNITED NATIONS CHILDREN’S FUND in the Philippines, in cooperation with the various departments of our government which are directly or indirectly involved, to take charge of the celebration as befits the occasion.
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 20th day of September, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and sixty-seven.
(SGD.) FERDINAND E. MARCOS
President of the Philippines
By the President:
(SGD.) RAFAEL M. SALAS