MALACAÑANG
Manila

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES

Proclamation No. 232

DESIGNATING THE PERIOD FROM JANUARY 15 TO FEBRUARY 14, 1951, AS THE PERIOD FOR THE NATIONAL CAMPAIGN OF THE GIRL SCOUTS OF THE PHILIPPINES IN PLACES OUTSIDE OF GREATER MANILA.

WHEREAS, the Girl Scouts of the Philippines is a public corporation, non-political, non-sectarian, and non-profit making in nature, created by law for the noble and lofty purpose of developing the character of our young girls as a preparation for their responsibilities in the home and to their counrty;

WHEREAS, although its activities are national in scope, it has to depend largely, as a member of the Community Chest, on contributions solicited within the territorial limits of Greater Manila;

WHEREAS, the Girl Scouts of the Philippines desires to conduct a national campaign for funds with which to maintain, finance and promote its various activities for the attainment of its objectives;

WHEREAS, it would certainly redound to the benefit of the country as a whole and its members in particular, if the Girl Scouting Program were made available to our young girls all over the Islands;

WHEREAS, in due recognition of itsí achievements in character development and of its priceless services in promoting the moral, spiritual and physical welfare of the Filipino girls, it is our civic obligation to extend to the Girl Scouts of the Philippines not only moral encouragement but also material support in order that it may continue in the arduous and selfless task of training and moulding every girl in our country to be a patriotic, God-fearing, upright, useful, decent and responsible citizen;

WHEREAS, the annual fund campaign affords our people the rare privilege and opportunity to give a tangible expression of their appreciation of the good work being undertaken by the Girl Scouts of the Philippines; and

WHEREAS, funds are required for the effective and continued furtherance of its operation in the intensification of its nation-wide training and recruiting program so that it can accommodate the greater number of girls of Scout age desiring admission into the organization in the promotion of other activities that greatly benefit its members and in meeting its obligations as an independent organization and as a member of the Girl Guides and Girl Scouts of the World Association;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Elpidio Quirino, President of the Philippines, do hereby set aside the period from January 15 to February 14, 1951, for the Girl Scouts of the Philippines to conduct its 1951 Fund Campaign in the provinces and territories outside of Greater Manila and raise funds for the attainment of its aims and purposes. I enjoin all government officials and employees and all citizens and residents of the Philippines outside of Greater Manila to assist wholeheartedly in the campaign and to give their utmost support so that the Girl Scouts of the Philippines may be assured of funds that will enable it to carry on its work and administer its program to as many girls of Scout age as possible. I also authorize all national authorities and teachers to accept for the Girl Scouts of the Philippines, fund-raising responsibilities and urge them to give active support and leadership in their respective communities.

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 15th day of January, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and fifty-one, and of the Independence of the Philippines, the fifth.

ELPIDIO QUIRINO
President of the Philippines

By the President:

TEODORO EVANGELISTA
Executive Secretary


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