Rep. Villar writes bill proposing "National Thank You Day"
House Bill 5466 by Rep. Cynthia Villar proposes to make October 20 officially National Thank You Day in the Philippines to celebrate the bayanihan spirit, according to a report on gmanews.tv
"Filipinos are renowned as a people of warm hospitality and respectful of age-old values. This is fostered heavily by our bayanihan spirit," says Villar.
If the bill is passed, October 20 will be a "celebration of the Filipino bayanihan spirit of according respect for the elders, warm hospitality and distinctive courtesy, and a commitment that the Philippines takes pride in its age-old respectful values."
According to Villar, this is not just a marketing promotional scheme but a concept that should be ingrained in Philippine culture.
Our question: If this bill gets passed, does this mean everyone will be legally obligated to say "thank you" at the end of every sentence on Oct. 20? (Thanks, but no thanks.)