Proclamation No. 829

OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
MALACAÑANG
Manila

PROCLAMATION No. 829

DECLARING THE PERIOD FROM NOVEMBER 10 – 16 OF EVERY YEAR AS “DEAF AWARENESS WEEK”

WHEREAS, the deaf, a vital segment of our society, can be transformed into a significant force in the efforts for national development; and

WHEREAS, consistent with the foregoing, there is need to focus public awareness on deafness, its prevention and rehabilitation.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, CORAZON C. AQUINO, PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby declare NOVEMBER 10 to 16 of every year as “Deafness Awareness Week” under the auspices of the Philippine Institute for the Deaf and the Philippine School for the Deaf and other concerned organizations.

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 8th day of November, in the year of our Lord, nineteen hundred and ninety one.

(Sgd.) CORAZON C. AQUINO
President of the Philippines

By the President:

(Sgd.) FRANKLIN M. DRILON
Executive Secretary