PROCLAMATION NO. 1941
DECLARING THE THIRD WEEK OF FEBRUARY OF EACH YEAR AS VETERINARY MEDICINE WEEK
WHEREAS, it is desirable to underscore the role played by veterinarians in nation-building particularly in improving human nutrition and augmenting rural family income through increased livestock and poultry production.
WHEREAS, the Veterinary profession safeguards not only animal health but also human health through the control of zoonotic disease; and
WHEREAS, it is also fitting and proper to focus public attention on the shortage of veterinary manpower, and therefore, to encourage the youth to pursue veterinary medicine as a career.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, FERDINAND E. MARCOS, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby declare the third week of February of each year as Veterinary Medicine Week under the auspices of the Philippine Veterinary Medical Association (PVMA) and other concerned entities.
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 25th day of January in the year of our Lord, nineteen hundred and eighty.
(Sgd.) FERDINAND E. MARCOS
President of the Philippines
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