BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
PROCLAMATION NO. 299
DECLARING THE FIRST WEEK OF JULY OF EVERY YEAR AS CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY WEEK
WHEREAS, one of the reasons for the emergence of the Philippines as a strong democracy in Asia is the flourishing and vibrant partnership between the government and business sector in nation building;
WHEREAS, the Philippine business sector has a rich tradition of social responsibility actively supporting government in dealing with the people’s complex needs thereby effectively contributing to the national welfare and development;
WHEREAS, the celebration of Corporate Social Responsibility Week will highlight and inform the public about the contributions of corporations, corporate foundations and business organizations to economic and social development of the Philippines, particularly in reducing poverty;
WHEREAS, the League of Corporate Foundations, Inc., having established itself as a key player in the development of a responsible business sector and as an entity capable of harnessing the resources and building the capability of corporate foundations and their principal corporations in contributing to national development goals, can best serve as the overall coordinating body to effectively oversee the activities of the Corporate Social Responsibility Week to ensure the meaningful celebration of this event;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, JOSEPH EJERCITO ESTRADA, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby declare the first week of July of every year as the Corporate Social Responsibility Week, under the auspices of the League of Corporate Foundations, Inc.
All concerned departments, agencies and instrumentalities of the national government, the various local government units, the private sector and the public at large are hereby enjoined to actively participate and support activities and programs for the celebration of the Corporate Social Responsibility 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 27th. day of APRIL in the year of our Lord, Two Thousand.
(Sgd.) JOSEPH EJERCITO ESTRADA
By the President:
RONALDO B. ZAMORA