BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
PROCLAMATION NO. 1874
DECLARING A PERIOD OF NATIONAL PRAYER FOR AND REMEMBRANCE OF THE LATE KA ERAÃO G. MANALO, EXECUTIVE MINISTER OF IGLESIA NI CRISTO
WHEREAS, Ka EraÃ±o G. Manalo, who served as executive minister of the Iglesia ni Cristo for nearly half a century, passed away on August 31, 2009;
WHEREAS, Ka Erdy is considered a great spiritual leader and father to the INC flock whom he has guided with the teachings of God towards spiritual growth and nation-building;
WHEREAS, the nation joins the Iglesia ni Cristo members in mourning the loss of their beloved leader, with prayers for his eternal peace and the ministry’s continued guidance and strength to hear their sorrow and loss;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GLORIA MACAPAGAL-ARROYO, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the power vested in me by law, do hereby proclaim a period of national prayer effective immediately until the day of interment of Ka EraÃ±o G. Manalo. During this period, the entire nation is requested to offer prayers for his eternal repose and in thanksgiving for the gift of his life and contributions to nation building.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the Republic of the Philippines to be affixed.
DONE in the City of Manila, this 3rd day of September, in the year of Our Lord, Two thousand and nine.
(Sgd.) GLORIA MACAPAGAL-ARROYO
By the President:
(Sgd.) EDUARDO R. ERMITA