- President Rodrigo Duterte signed into law the Republic Act 11163
- This law declares National Bible Day as a special working holiday
- It will happen during the last Monday of January
President Rodrigo Duterte has signed Republic Act (RA) 11163 into law, declaring National Bible Day as a special working holiday. KAMI learned that President Duterte signed the RA last December 20, 2018.
It has been reported by ABS-CBN News that every last Monday of January every year will be declared as National Bible Day in observance of the country’s “value of the Holy Bible as the core of Christian faith.”
“It is the policy of the state that the government shall aid and encourage development of the moral character and spiritual foundation of the Filipino people,” the law stated.
Philippines is known as a predominantly Christian nation. Around 93% of the Filipinos are Christians, making it the largest in Asia.
As reported by GMA News, Senators Manny Pacquiao and Joel Villanueva who are born-again Christians are those who pushed for the bill to be passed into law.
KAMI reported earlier that two years ago, boxing icon and Senator Pacquiao filed a bill proposing to declare every last Monday of January as National Bible Day to honor the Holy Bible
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