Proclamation No. 267: National Children’s Month

WHEREAS, the Filipino people should celebrate and recognize the Filipino children as the most valuable asset of the nation;

WHEREAS, Section 13, Article II of the Constitution provides that “the State recognizes the vital role  of the youth in the nation building and shall promote and protect their physical, moral, spiritual, intellectual, and social well-being. It shall inculcate in the youth patriotism and nationalism, and encourage their involvement in public and civic affairs,” and

WHEREAS, the designation of a month to commemorate the Filipino children will emphasize the importance of the role of the child within the Filipino family and within Philippine society.

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 month of October of every year as National Children’s Month.

This supersedes Proclamation No. 74 dated 16 October 1992 declaring the 17th day of October of every year as National Children’s Day.

DONE in the City of Manila, this 30th day of September in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and ninety-three.

President of the Philippines

By the  President:

Executive Secretary