RESIDENCE OF THE PRESIDENT
OF THE PHILIPPINES
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
PROCLAMATION NO. 480
DECLARING THE FIRST WEEK OF DECEMBER OF EVERY YEAR AS COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY WEEK AND AUTHORIZING THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY TO TAKE CHARGE OF THE OBSERVANCE THEREOF.
WHEREAS, the promotion and development of commerce and industry is the key to the economic growth and well-being of our country; and
WHEREAS, in order to fully develop a consciousness among our people of the role of commerce and industry in nation building, it is necessary to set aside a period for the observance of the public.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, FERDINAND E. MARCOS, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby designate the first week of December of every year as Commerce and Industry Week. I call upon all citizens and residents of the Philippines, irrespective of nationality and creed, to observe this occasion. I authorize the Department of Commerce and Industry to take charge of the observance of Commerce and Industry Week.
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 24th day of October, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and sixty-eight.
(SGD.) FERDINAND E. MARCOS
President of the Philippine
By the President:
(SGD.) JOSE J. LEIDO, JR.
Acting Executive Secretary
Source: Presidential Management Staff