(Eagle News) — July 27 could quickly be a special national non-working holiday.
The House committee on revision of legal guidelines has already accredited 4 bills seeking to declare the date of yearly as such, in commemoration of the founding anniversary of the Iglesia ni Cristo.
The approval of House Bills 196, 2607, 4720 and 5122, and a movement to put together the substitute invoice to the 4, was made in a latest listening to held by the committee chaired by Pangasinan Rep. Marlyn Primicias-Agabas.
The bills—filed by Deputy Speaker and Marikina Rep. Miro Quimbo, Lipa Rep. Vilma Santos-Recto, Quezon City Rep. Winnie Castelo, and Primicias-Agabas, respectively—search to amend Section three of Republic Act 9645, or the Commemoration of the Founding Anniversary of the Iglesia ni Cristo Act.
Under RA 9645, July 27 of yearly is a special national working holiday.
According to Castelo, his HB 4720 goals to honor the INC, an enormous spiritual group that began within the nation.
“That for the record, the said religious organization has expanded worldwide even in Russia, Israel and other parts of the world,” he added.
He famous that the INC has performed many medical missions, not just for these residing in Quezon City, but additionally for these residing in different components of the nation.
“It is high time we honor and recognize the INC for its exemplary feat of leading its members towards spiritual enlightenment and good citizenry, and its humanitarian gesture of caring for Filipinos in distress,” he stated.
INC’s huge and immeasurable contribution
Primicias-Agabas, who authored HB 5122, agreed.
“We are witness to their vast and immeasurable contribution to the nation through their faith reflecting our national identity, culture and values,” she stated.
For the writer of HB 196, which is co-authored by Manila Rep. John Martin Nieto and Pampanga Rep. Carmelo Lazatin II, the INC’s contributions ought to be seen as national symbols.
“…I think we need to be able to sustain and continue so that we can advise and show to the greater populace..what national symbols should be in this country,” Quimbo stated.
He famous that “certainly,” July 27 was “a symbolic day, not only for the INC but for the entire country.”
Santos-Recto, for her half, stated the declaration of July 27 as a special nonworking holiday nationwide underneath HB 2607 will permit Filipinos to have a good time in a extra acceptable method the milestone within the Church’s historical past.
HB 2607 is co-authored by Paranaque Reps. Gus Tambunting, Zamboanga del Sur Rep. Divina Grace Yu, and Lazatin.