RESIDENCE OF THE PRESIDENT
OF THE PHILIPPINES
Proclamation No. 137
MAKING PUBLIC THE ACCESSION OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES TO THE BERNE CONVENTION FOR THE PROTECTION OF LITERARY AND ARTISTIC WORKS, REVISED AT BRUSSELS ON JUNE 26, 1948
WHEREAS, the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works was concluded and signed on the 9th September 1886, completed at Paris on the 4th May 1896, revised at Berlin on the 13th November 1908, completed at Berne on the 20th March 1914, revised at Rome on the 2nd June 1928 and later revised at Brussels on the 26th June 1948;
WHEREAS, the main objective of the Convention is to protect in as effective and uniform a manner as possible the rights of authors over their literary and artistic works;
WHEREAS, the Senate of the Congress of the Philippines, by its Resolution No. 21 adapted on May 16, 1950, concurred in the accession thereto of the Republic of the Philippines;
WHEREAS, the Republic of the Philippines has formally acceded to the said Convention which became effective in respect of the Philippines on August 1, 1951;
NOW, THEREFORE, be it known that I, Ramon Magsaysay, President of the Philippines, do hereby proclaim and make public the said Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary arid Artistic Works, a copy of which is hereto attached, to the end that the same, and every article and clause thereof may be observed and fulfilled with good faith by the Republic of the Philippines and the citizens thereof.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the Republic of the Philippines to be afixed.
Done in the City of Manila, this 15th day of March, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and fifty-five, and of the Independence of the Republic of the Philippines, the ninth.
President of the Philippines
By the President:
FRED RUIZ CASTRO
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