Senator Manny Pacquiao has filed Senate Bill No. 1270 or the National Bible Day Bill. It was already approved by the Senate on the third and final reading with 18 affirmative votes. No one opposed.
The bill will make the last Monday of January as the “National Bible Day.” It will be a special working holiday “in celebration of the Christian faith and observance of the teachings of the Holy Bible,” according to a report on GMA News.
The senator said that the National Bible Day is needed to aid in the “betterment of the country through God-centered governance and people-centered services.”
Senator Joel Villanueva, who is a co-author of the bill, commended the approval of the bill.
Senator Villanueva said that the population in the Philippines is composed of 93 percent Christians, which is the largest Christian population in the Asia-Pacific and the fifth largest Christian population in the world.
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