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July 27 2015 declared a working holiday nationwide – 101st anniversary of Iglesia ni Cristo

UPDATED, JULY 26 2015

Iglesia ni Cristo (Church of Christ), one of the largest religious denominations in the Philippines, will be marking its 101st foundation anniversary this July 27, Monday. The day is a special working holiday nationwide as stipulated in Republic Act 9645.

RA 9465 came into being during the term of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. The law commends INC for its “exemplary feat of leading its members towards spiritual enlightenment and good citizenry.”

The day before July 27, the sect is scheduled to hold a grand ceremony at the Philippine Arena in Bulacan to mark the end of their centennial year celebration. Media reports frequently place INC’s membership at two million.

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July 27 2015 is a working holiday nationwide to commemorate Iglesia ni Cristo’s 101st foundation anniversary

 

It must be noted that except for last year, when INC celebrated its centennial year, July 27 is really just a working holiday. It means that those who will report for work on this day will not receive any additional pay. As the Department of Labor and Employment put it, “work performed on a (working holiday) is considered work on ordinary working days.”

As mentioned above, INC currently has two million members, and because of the group’s extraordinary ability to enforce block voting, sitting politicians and future candidates fall over themselves to gain favor from the group. And with just ten months to go before the next general elections, expect politicos to greet INC for its upcoming 101st anniversary through huge tarpaulins, streamers, and paid ads in newspapers.

PS: President Benigno Aquino III is also scheduled to give his sixth and final State of the Nation Address on July 27. Because of this, classes in Quezon City had been suspended for ALL LEVELS for the said day.

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21 thoughts on “July 27 2015 declared a working holiday nationwide – 101st anniversary of Iglesia ni Cristo”

  1. Kenny Chen says:

    working or nonworking holiday? thanks

    1. Pepito says:

      Last year pa yan ungas.

      1. bogs says:

        101st Anniversary it means its updated. this coming July 27 2015. its working holiday.

  2. wehweh says:

    @ angee – your source is outdated. It is last year.

  3. Mel says:

    ano ba yang headline… **Working

  4. mike m says:

    No declaration was mentioned in the article. Please be careful with your headlines.

    1. Mark Madrona says:

      There was a declaration. July 27 is a WORKING holiday. Please read carefully next time before commenting.

      1. pampam says:

        So what? eh di parang ordinary day lang

  5. pampam says:

    so what with working holiday… ano ibig nun sabihin? may working holiday pay bah? hmp!

  6. pampam says:

    Sana wala nang declaration ng special working holiday kasi parang non sense

    1. kara says:

      Duh. Kasi nga may pangyayari sa Pilipinas. Yan kasi eh. puro dak dak lang ng bunganga.
      Isip kasi muna. Edi mag declare ka ng sarili mo! Ano pakialam ni Pnoy sayo?

    2. Mark Madrona says:

      May punto ka. Kung hindi sana nila ginamit ang terminong “working holiday,” hindi magkakaroon ng kalituhan.

    1. potato says:

      July 20, 2015? I think you need to check the date again. That’s outdated. That was last year and it was sunday

  7. kara says:

    http://www.gov.ph/2009/06/12/republic-act-no-9645/

    Oh ayan. Ang R.A. 9645 Working holiday.

  8. Shai May says:

    pagworking holiday may pasok ba sa school?

  9. Salad fan says:

    ….working holiday……u could have just said(normal day ) I don’t see that much of a difference

  10. Hello kitty says:

    Masaydong malaking abala na talaga yang celebration nila sa mga tao! Grabeng traffic dito sa bulacan. Pwede naman kasi magcelebrate ng hindi naaabala ang ibang tao! Dapat talaga hindi pinayagan na itayo ang philippine arena sa bocaue! Napakalaking abala!

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