BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
PROCLAMATION NO. 2215
AUTHORIZING THE PHILIPPINE CANCER SOCIETY, INC. TO CONDUCT A NATIONAL EDUCATIONAL, MEMBERSHIP AND FUND CAMPAIGN DURING THE PERIOD FROM MARCH 1, 1982 TO FEBRUARY 28, 1983.
WHEREAS, the Philippine Cancer Society, Inc., the lone socio-medical organization committed to the prevention and control of cancer, envisions the extension of its free medical services through its Cancer Divisions in the provinces, the establishment of Therapy Centers in medical centers for cancer patients, the intensification of its educational campaign for cancer awareness, and the maintenance of its Cancer Detection and Diagnostic Center;
WHEREAS, statistics gathered by the Society from various local clinics and hospitals show that the prevalence of cancer is increasing every year; and
WHEREAS, in order to carry out these expanded services of the Society, it needs the continued support and cooperation 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 authorize the Philippine Cancer Society, Inc. to conduct a national educational, membership and fund campaign during the period from March 1, 1982 to February 28, 1983.
I call upon all the citizens and residents of the Philippines, irrespective of nationality, race or creed, to assist in this humanitarian endeavor by giving generously of their means and reiterate that all donations or contributions given to this charitable cause shall be exempted from income and gift taxes as provided by Presidential Decree No. 507.
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 30th day of June in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and eighty-two.
(Sgd.) FERDINAND E. MARCOS
President of the Philippines
By the President:
(Sgd.) JUAN C. TUVERA
Presidential Executive Assistant