Pacman Proposes ‘National Bible Day’ in Philippines

The Philippines’ champion-boxer-turned-senator proposes a new national holiday.

Sen. Manny Pacquiao proposed a bill on Dec.

7 to make the last Monday of January “National Bible Day” in the Philippines.

Pacman converted to Christianity a few years ago when he “heard the voice of God.

” He has also mentioned his faith as a source of guidance when making political decisions.

The Philippines is 93 percent Christian, making it the fifth largest Christian population on the planet.

The bill reads, “As a predominantly Christian nation and the largest Christian nation in the Asia Pacific, this Act recognizes the value of the Holy Bible as the core of Christian faith.

” Pacquiao referred to the Bible as “the foundation of spiritual, moral and social fiber, which molds a socially responsible citizenry and strong nation building.

” He noted that past Filipino presidents, including Ferdinand Marcos, Corazon Aquino and Fidel Ramos, have all recognized the Bible’s significance.