BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
PROCLAMATION NO. 263
DECLARING THE SECOND WEEK OF NOVEMBER OF EACH YEAR AS NEUROLOGY WEEK
WHEREAS, the Philippine Neurological Association (PNA) is the lead organization concerned with the delivery of neurological care, education and research for the promotion of health and well-being of Filipinos;
WHEREAS, there is a need to increase awareness and understanding of neurological illnesses to enable the citizenry to take active roles in their prevention and to avail of accessible and available care for those afflicted;
WHEREAS, a commemoration of Neurology Week will benefit various communities which are in need of neurological care from simultaneous outreach programs to be undertaken nationwide which will provide neurological services, and conduct scientific activities and other advocacy programs; and,
WHEREAS, it is proper to declare a Neurology Week to help attain a sustained and dedicated commitment among the various sectors of society towards alleviating the plight of those afflicted with neurological illnesses.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, BENIGNO S. AQUINO, III, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby declare the Second Week of November each year as NEUROLOGY WEEK.
The Department of Health (DOH), the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), the Department of Education (DepEd), the PNA and the different non-government sectors and training institutions are hereby enjoined to effectively collaborate to ensure a beneficial and productive commemoration of the event.
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 30th day of September in the year of Our Lord, Two Thousand and Eleven.
(Sgd.) BENIGNO S. AQUINO III
By the President:
(Sgd.) PAQUITO N. OCHOA, JR.