RESIDENCE OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
PROCLAMATION NO. 1205
DECLARING NOVEMBER 25 TO DECEMBER 1 OF
EVERY YEAR AS SOCIAL WELFARE WEEK
WHEREAS, under the new society people and institutions are rallying together for the promotion of a higher quality of life among our people;
WHEREAS, efforts for social and economic development must go hand in hand with social justice to attain full human development and national progress; and
WHEREAS, social work, as one of the professions committed to social development seeks to create opportunities for individual groups and communities to develop their potentials to provide for their own well-being and contribute to national development;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, FERDINAND E. MARCOS, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby declare the period from November 25 to December 1 of every year as Social Welfare Week. I call upon all social workers and others engaged in social-economic development to maximize their efforts to create a society that attains the full economic and social development of our people. I call upon all citizens to support this effort in every way possible and to celebrate the Week in ways most appropriate to 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 14th day of November, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and seventy-three.
(Sgd.) FERDINAND E. MARCOS
Republic of the Philippines
By the President:
(Sgd.) ALEJANDRO MELCHOR
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