RESIDENCE OF THE PRESIDENT
OF THE PHILIPPINES
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
PROCLAMATION NO. 552
DECLARING THE THIRD SUNDAY OF JANUARY OF
EVERY YEAR AS CHILDREN’S DAY
WHEREAS, we are all vitally interested in the well-being of children, especially in these times when they are exposed to so many temptations to stray away from the straight and narrow path;
WHEREAS, the future of the nation demands that children be given all the care and attention necessary to make them good and useful citizens; and
WHEREAS, it is necessary to set aside a, day dedicated to children in the hope of arousing greater concern for their welfare;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Carlos P. Garcia, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby declare the third Sunday of January of every year as Children’s Day and designate the Children’s Library and Museum, Inc., to take charge of its celebration.
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 January, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and fifty-nine, and of the Independence of the Philippines, the thirteenth.
CARLOS P. GARCIA
President of the Philippines
By the President:
JUAN C. PAJO