Duterte declares last Monday of January special working holiday
MANILA—Despite his recent attacks against the Catholic Church and its doctrines, President Rodrigo Duterte declared the last Monday of January every year as National Bible Day.
Mr. Duterte signed Republic Act No. 11163 setting the day as a special working holiday on Dec. 20, 2018.
The law states that “it is the policy of the state that the government shall aid and encourage development of the moral character and spiritual foundation of the Filipino people.”
“As a predominantly Christian nation and the largest Christian nation in the Asia Pacific,” the new law “recognizes the value of the Holy Bible as the core of Christian faith.”
The President has called the God of Catholics “stupid,” the Holy Trinity doctrine as “silly,” and the church the most hypocritical institution in the country.
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