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Philippines Declares 2014 INC Public Holiday

Source: Philippine Information Agency (Manila)
Posted on Sunday, July 20, 2014


Philippines' President, Benigno Aquino III, has finally declared July 27, 2014, as a one-off non-working public holiday in the Philippines in observance of the Iglesia ni Cristo centennial anniversary.

Last month (2014-06-09), the Philippines Senate passed a resolution in support of House Bill No. 364, which declares July 27 a special non-working public holidays in the Philippines to commemorate the centennial of the Iglesia ni Cristo (INC), and the Philippines Department of Justice, through its Justice Secretary, Leila de Lima, announced that it sees no legal impediment to the resolution of the House of Representatives (House Bill No. 364) declaring the founding anniversary of the Iglesia Ni Cristo a special non-working public holiday in the Philippines (2014-07-07).

Three months before that (2014-03-14), the Philippines House of Representatives had passed House Bill No. 364, which declares July 27 a special 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.


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