DECLARING THE PERIOD FROM NOVEMBER 23 TO 29 AND EVERY YEAR THEREAFTER AS "POPULATION AND DEVELOPMENT WEEK" AND FOR THIS PURPOSE, AMENDING PROCLAMATION NO. 291
WHEREAS, Section 9, Article II of the Constitution provides that "The State shall promote a just and dynamic social order that will ensure the prosperity and independence of the nation and free the people from poverty through policies that provide adequate social services, promote full employment, a rising standard of living and an improved quality of life for all;"
WHEREAS, the Filipino nation now at the crossroads of history faces great problems as it adjusts its goals, approaches and institutions toward national reconstruction, recovery and human progress;
WHEREAS, underscoring the problems is the pace of our population growth and that of our capability to provide for our women and children which depends to a large measure on how we meet our population challenge;
WHEREAS, there is a need to launch an invigorated and intensified campaign that shall provide focus on population with national development efforts.
NOW, THEREFORE, I FIDEL V. RAMOS, President of the Republic of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby declare the period from November 23 to 29 and every year thereafter as "Population and Development Week". The Commission on Population with the cooperation of the Department of Health, shall plan for, organize and coordinate the activities for the celebration of the week.
All government departments, agencies and government-owned and controlled corporations are hereby enjoined to support and participate in the celebration.
IN WITNESS HEREOF, I have hereunto set my hands and cause the seal of the Republic of the Philippines to affixed.
Done in the City of Manila, this 20th of October, in the year of our Lord, nineteen hundred and ninety two.
(SGD.) FIDEL V. RAMOS