Friday, August 18, 2017

House OKs 4 bills declaring INC foundation day as special non-working holiday

The House Committee on Revision of Laws chaired by Pangasinan 6th District Rep. Marlyn Primicias Agabas has approved four bills which seek to declare July 27 of every year as a special national non-working holiday in commemoration of the founding anniversary of the Iglesia ni Cristo (INC).

The declaration is in recognition of the significant contribution of the INC and its members to nation-building, national identity, culture, values and development, according to the authors of the bills.

In a recent hearing, the Committee approved House Bills 196, 2607, 4720 and 5122 and as a result granted the motion to prepare the substitute bill to the four proposals.

The bills seek to amend Section 3 of Republic Act (RA) 9645, otherwise known as the “Commemoration of the Founding Anniversary of the Iglesia ni Cristo Act,” so that July 27 of every year shall hereby be declared as a special national non-working holiday in commemoration of the founding anniversary of the INC.

At present, based on RA 9645, July 27 of every year is a special national working holiday.

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