WHEREAS, the progressive industrialization of our country has increased hazards in workplaces with the consequent rise of accident frequency;
WHEREAS, accidents entail not only heavy financial losses that adversely affect the economic stability of the country but also untold human sufferings and tragedies that cause dislocation in our social life;
WHEREAS, to minimize such sufferings and losses, it is necessary that steps be taken towards making the people safety-conscious;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Ramon Magsaysay, President of the Philippines, do hereby proclaim the third week of November of every year as Safety and Accident Prevention Week and designate the Department of Labor to take charge of, and coordinate, all activities in celebration of said Week. Public and private schools, public and private industrial and commercial establishments, government and private offices, and labor unions are hereby enjoined to observe the Week in an appropriate manner with a view to disseminating safety consciousness and propagating the gospel of the Green Cross throughout the country.
Proclamation No. 309 dated April 1, 1952, is hereby revoked.
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 28th day of May, 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