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Philippines 2014 INC Public Holiday Passes House

Source: Philippine Information Agency (Manila)
Posted: Friday, March 14, 2014
Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014

The Philippines House of Representatives has passed House Bill No. 364, which declares July 27 a special one-off non-working public holidays in the Philippines to commemorate the centennial of the Iglesia ni Cristo (INC).

Five years ago (2009-07-07), then Philippines President, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, had declared July 27 of 2009 and every year thereafter, as "Iglesia ni Cristo Day", a special working holiday.

Later that year (2009-09-02 and 2009-09-04), Philippines President, Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, had also declared Monday, September 7, 2009, as a non-working public holiday throughout the country to coincide with the funeral of Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) executive minister Erano "Ka Erdy" Manalo.

Note that a similar bill needs to be introduced in the Philippines Senate and that, in any event, July 27 falls on a Sunday in 2014.

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