Senator Manny Pacquiao has proposed a bill declaring the last Monday of January as “National Bible Day.”
Senate Bill 1270 seeks to “boldly emphasize the holiness of The Living Truth by allotting a holiday its celebration.”
“This calls for all Christians to altogether unite and celebrate the Holy Bible as the cradle of the Christian faith,” the bill states.
Pacquiao, a neophyte lawmaker, said the Bible was the “core of Christian faith.”
He said a Bible Day was necessary considering that that Philippine population is comprised of 93 percent Christians, making it the fifth largest Christian population in the world.
“The core of Christian belief is grounded on the Holy Bible. Sermons and homilies of Christian churches dwell in the teachings of the Bible. It is the primary source of spiritual manna,” Pacquiao, a Born Again Christian, said.
“It forms and transforms lives of people from generations to generations. It serves as the foundation of spiritual, moral, and social fiber, which molds a socially responsible citizenry and strong nation building,” he added. —Kathrina Charmaine Alvarez/KBK, GMA News