WHEREAS, it is necessary that steps be taken to conserve the soil and thereby insure its productivity;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Ramon Magsaysay, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in. me by law, do hereby declare the last week of May, 1954, as Soil Conservation Week and designate the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources to take charge of, and coordinate, all activities in celebration of said Week.
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 23rd day of April, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and fifty-four, and of the Independence of the Philippines, the eighth.
President of the Philippines
By the President:
FRED RUIZ CASTRO