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101 OG No. 25, 4221 (June 20, 2005)

[ PROCLAMATION NO. 828, April 14, 2005 ]

DECLARING A DECADE (2005-2015) OF GOOD GOVERNANCE AND GOOD CITIZENSHIP TO FIGHT CORRUPTION AND TO ERACATE POVERTY



WHEREAS, the top priority of the administration is to win the war against graft and corruption that would result in poverty eradication by addressing the alarming losses in terms of undelivered basic services and programs;

WHEREAS, the mobilization of the entire government machinery and enlisting the support of the civil society is a comprehensive and holistic approach in the fight against graft and corruption and the eradication of poverty;

WHEREAS, the institutionalization of transparency and accountability on all government transactions at all levels of the bureaucracy will promote good governance;

WHEREAS, the necessity of instilling the Filipino values enshrined in the Preamble of the 1987 Constitution will lead to the making of good citizens, thereby contributing to nation building.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, GLORIA MACAPAGAL-ARROYO, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the power vested in me by law, do hereby declare a Decade (2005-2015) of Good Governance and Good Citizenship to fight graft and corruption and to eradicate poverty.

All agencies of the government, civil society organizations, professional and religious organizations, the mass media, and the citizenry are called upon to extend their wholehearted support and cooperation in the government’s anti-corruption programs and the promotion of the Filipino values as enshrined in the Preamble of the 1987 Constitution throughout the Decade of Good Governance and Good Citizenship.

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 14th day of April, in the year of our Lord, Two Thousand and Five.

(Sgd.)GLORIA MACAPAGAL-ARROYO


By the President:

(Sgd.) EDUARDO R. ERMITA
Executive Secretary
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