BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
PROCLAMATION NO. 2097
DECLARING THE THIRD WEEK OF JULY OF EVERY YEAR AS THE NATIONAL LEISURE AND RECREATION WEEK.
WHEREAS, leisure and recreation is deeply ingrained in the life of man and his physical and mental health depend on it;
WHEREAS, man does not live on the technology and economic prosperity of a civilization alone but requires occasions for self-awareness and for human engagement;
WHEREAS, the proper pursuit of healthful recreational activities leads to the consciousness in the conservation and improvement of recreational facilities;
WHEREAS, a week should be dedicated in arousing greater concern for the people’s welfare through worthwhile leisure and recreation activities for all ages; and
WHEREAS, the Philippine Council on Health, Physical Education and Recreation, Inc. will spearhead the holding of a series of activities involving government and non-government sectors to highlight national efforts in molding a total Filipino who is self-reliant and progressive;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, FERDINAND E. MARCOS, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby declare the third week of July of every year as “National Leisure and Recreation 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 9th day of July, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and eighty-one.
(Sgd.) FERDINAND E. MARCOS
President of the Philippines
By the President:
(SGD.) JUAN C. TUVERA
Presidential Executive Assistant