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[ PROCLAMATION NO. 30, July 30, 1947 ]

DECLARING THE SECOND SATURDAY OF SEPTEMBER OF EACH YEAR AS ARBOR DAY AND CREATING COMMITTEES FOR THE PURPOSE



Whereas, man is dependent upon forest trees and cultivated plants; but thousands of valuable trees are wantonly destroyed without benefit to anyone, because people are not informed of their importance; and

Whereas, it is important to set aside a day each year so that though appropriate ceremonies and actual re-planting, the people’s attention could be drawn to the importance of trees and plants in their everyday life and their interest awakened;

Now, therefore, I, Manuel Roxas, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby proclaim the second Saturday of September of each year as Arbor Day, to be observed in schools and elsewhere by the planting of trees and plants.

The following Committees, which shall be in charge of the programs to be observed on Arbor Day, are hereby created:

National Committee


1. Secretary of Agriculture and Commerce

Chairman

2. Secretary of Instruction

Member

3. Director of Forestry

Executive Officer

4. Chief Scout Executive, Boy Scouts of the Philippines

Member

5. A private citizen to be appointed by the President

Member

Provincial Committee


1. Provincial Governor

Chairman

2. District Forester or Local Forest Officer

Executive Officer

3. Division Superintendent of Schools

Member

4. Provincial Agricultural Supervisor

Member

5. Municipal Mayor of the Provincial Capital

Member

6. A private citizen to be appointed by the Chairman

Member

Chartered City Committee


1. City Mayor

Chairman

2. District Forester or Local Forest Officer

Executive Officer

3. Supervising Teacher or Principal Teacher

Member

4. Local Agronomist

Member

5. A private citizen to be appointed by the Chairman

Member

Municipal Committee


1. Municipal Mayor

Chairman

2. Local Forest Officer

Executive Officer

3. Supervising Teacher or Principal Teacher

Member

4. Municipal Agricultural Supervisor

Member

5. A private citizen to be appointed by the Chairman

Member

(Where there is no Forest Officer in the locality, the Chairman of the Committee shall appoint the Executive Officer thereof.)

The above Committees are hereby empowered to appoint such sub-committees as may be necessary to carry into effect the objectives of this proclamation.

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the Republic of the Philippines to be affixed.

Done at the City of Manila, this 30th day of July, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and forty-seven, and of the Independence of the Philippines, the second.

(Sgd.) MANUEL ROXAS

President of the Philippines

By the President:

(Sgd.) EMILIO ABELLO

Chief of the Executive Office

 



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