BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
Proclamation No. 266
DECLARING DECEMBER 10-16, 1951, AS THE "GOLDEN JUBILEE WEEK COMMEMORATING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE PHILIPPINE EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM."
WHEREAS, 1951 is the fiftieth anniversary of the establishment of the Philippine educational system as provided in Act 74 of the Philippine Commission;
WHEREAS, the progress of the Philippines in science, art, letters, industry, agriculture, and government has been due in a large measure to the Philippine educational system;
WHEREAS, it is desirable to apprise the people of the achievements of the Philippines in education and of the progress she has made through education;
WHEREAS, it would be advantageous to indicate lines of further growth and advancement of the system; and
WHEREAS, educators in and out of the government have formed a civic group to work for the proper celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the establishment of the Philippine educational system and have petitioned for setting aside the period from December 10-16, 1951, as the date for the celebration;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Elpidio Quirino, President of the Philippines, do hereby proclaim the period from December 10-16, 1951, as the "Golden Jubilee Week to Commemorate the Establishment of the Philippine Educational System"; call upon all government entities and instrumentalities to participate in the celebration; and invite all private institutions and individuals to join in making the celebration fruitful of good results.
For the present year the Education Week set for September under Proclamation No. 123, dated April 22, 1949, shall be made to coincide with the period herein fixed for the Golden Jubilee 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 20th day of July, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and fifty-one, and of the Independence of the Philippines, the sixth.
President of the Philippines
By the President:
Acting Assistant Executive Secretary
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