BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
PROCLAMATION No. 92
DECLARING THE THIRD WEEK OF AUGUST OF EVERY YEAR AS BRAIN ATTACK AWARENESS WEEK
WHEREAS, the Stroke Society of the Philippines was organized in 1995 composed of multi-disciplinary professionals to help address the different concerns in the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of brain attack victims;
WHEREAS, the problem of stroke or “Brain Attack” continues to grow as one of the country’s serious health problems due to the growing prevalence of certain types of lifestyle and diet, which puts the Filipino people at high risk for the disease, and eventually will affect our national socioeconomic development;
WHEREAS, the different strategies in the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of brain attack should be vigorously pursued to reduce stroke-related deaths and disability, and to reduce the risk-factors of the said disease;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GLORIA MACAPAGAL-ARROYO, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby declare the Third Week of every August as Brain Attack 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 28th day of August in the year of Our Lord, Two Thousand and One.
(Sgd.) GLORIA MACAPAGAL-ARROYO
President, Republic of the Philippines
By the President:
(Sgd.) ALBERTO ROMULO