RESIDENCE OF THE PRESIDENT
OF THE PHILIPPINES
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
PROCLAMATION NO. 82
DESIGNATING THE THIRD WEEK OF FEBRUARY OF EVERY YEAR AS PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION WEEK
WHEREAS, Proclamation No. 357, series of 1956, has set aside the second week of November of every year as Public Administration Week;
WHEREAS, the said designated week has been found to be impractical and unsuitable for the holding of Public Administration Week in view of the fact that every two years it coincides with the general elections in November; and
WHEREAS, the Council of Administrative Management recommends that Public Administration Week every year be observed in the third week of February;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Diosdado Macapagal, President of Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby declare the third week of February of every year as Public Administration Week, and designate the Council of Administrative Management to coordinate and take charge of the annual nation-wide celebration.
I hereby call upon all government officials and leaders of private business and industry; professional management and public administration specialists; cultural, civic, religious, and educational associations and organizations; the press, the radio, and all other interested in a sound system of public administration to extend their active support and participation in making this annual event an occasion for specially focusing attention and channelling the resources of the nation towards making the government more efficient, economical, and effective in promoting the welfare and well-being of our people.
Proclamation No. 357, dated October 12, 1956, is hereby revoked.
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 13th day of February, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and sixty-three.
President of the Philippines
By the President:
SALVADOR L. MARIÑO