|President Aquino signing the controversial proclamation.|
MANILA, Philippines ― In order to improve people’s quality of life, President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III has moved the celebration of Easter Sunday to Monday, April 9.
“Masyado namang rigid ang Easter kung Sunday siya palagi. Paano mae-enjoy ng ating manggagawa ang muling pagkabuhay ni Hesukristo kung hindi siya weekday?” the chief executive explained in issuing a Presidential Proclamation in this regard.
“Dahil si dating pangulong Arroyo ay walang puso, hindi niya nagawa ito,” he added, managing to attack his predecessor.
|Taken from bworldonline.com|
Not realizing his microphone was still on, Aquino continued his raving, saying “Siguradong patok ito! SWS and Pulse Asia, here I come!”
Opposition lawmakers criticized the president’s latest move, saying that celebrating Easter on a Monday would detract from the meaning of the Christian holiday. House minority leader Danilo Suarez said, “It’s okay to gain pogi points by shifting Bonifacio or Rizal Day to beyond the weekend, but this is going too far. For once, let’s pretend not to be hypocrites.”
Meanwhile, beleaguered Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona said that “moving the Lord’s day in vain” should be considered “an impeachable offense.”
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