Republic Act No. 10525

Link to law: http://www.gov.ph/2013/04/23/republic-act-no-10525/
Published: 2013-05-07

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S. No. 3276

H. No. 6148

Republic of the Philippines

Congress of the Philippines

Metro Manila

Fifteenth Congress

Third Regular Session

Begun and held in Metro Manila, on Monday, the twenty-third day of July, two thousand twelve.

[REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10525]

AN ACT DECLARING THE FIRST WEEK OF FEBRUARY OF EVERY YEAR AS “WORLD INTERFAITH HARMONY” WEEK” IN THE ENTIRE COUNTRY AND MANDATING ITS OBSERVANCE BY THE DIFFERENT GOVERNMENT AGENCIES

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled:

SECTION 1. The first week of February of every year is declared as “World Interfaith Harmony Week” in the entire country. All government agencies and instrumentalities, including government-owned and -controlled corporations as well as local government units, are hereby mandated to carry out the observance of activities designed to advance the message of interfaith harmony and goodwill in accordance with religious traditions and practices.

SEC. 2. This Act shall take effect fifteen (15) days after its publication m the Official Gazette or in two (2) newspapers of general circulation.

Approved,

(Sgd.) FELICIANO BELMONTE JR.
Speaker of the House

of Representatives

(Sgd.) JUAN PONCE ENRILE
President of the Senate

This Act which is a consolidation of Senate Bill No. 3276 and House Bill No. 6148 was finally passed by the Senate and the House of Representatives on January 28, 2013 and February 4, 2013, respectively.

(Sgd.) MARILYN B. BARUA-YAP
Secretary General

House of Representatives

(Sgd.) EDWIN B. BELLEN
Acting Senate Secretary

Approved: APR 23 2013

(Sgd.) BENIGNO S. AQUINO III
President of the Philippines