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[ PROCLAMATION NO. 77, February 06, 1963 ]


WHEREAS, the 4-H Club, an organization of young boys and girls from the rural areas who pledge their head3 to clearer thinking, their hearts to greater loyalty, their hands to larger services and their health to better living for their club, community, and country, has been found to be an effective force in improving the standard of living in the rural areas;

WHEREAS, through this organization more than 170,000 boys and girls in and out of school have been developed into more useful young citizens and future leaders;

WHEREAS, the organization has contributed to the development of native industries and of farm and home skills through its project work in addition to increasing food production and bolstering rural income;

WHEREAS, through the 4-H Club young people have learned to make wise use of their time and have realized the value of team work and cooperation, making the rural areas a better place to live in and minimizing juvenile delinquency; and

WHEREAS, this organization has fostered international friendship and good will by means of exchanges with foreign countries;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Diosdado Macapagal, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby declare the period from May 5-11, 1963, as National 4-H Club Week and designate the Bureau of Agricultural Extension to take charge of and coordinate all activities in celebration of said week. I call upon all our countrymen to tarn their thoughts during the week to the great service that this youth organization is doing for our country, both economically and socially, and to extend their cooperation and support to this movement.

Done in the City of Manila, this 6th day of February, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and sixty-three.

President of the Philippines

By the President:
Executive Secretary


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