MANILA, Philippines — After a congressman filed a bill that seeks to officially declare adobo as the country’s national food among other national symbols, another lawmaker filed a bill today seeking to declare Piolo Pascual as the Philippines’ “National Ultimate Heartthrob”.
Bohol Seventh District Rep. Wally Magwa Mabuti proposed House Bill 7248 or the “Philippine National Personalities Act of 2014” to provide a basis for the declaration and recognition of the country’s national personalities.
“In the Philippines, there are thousands of nicknames and monikers being given to personalities. However, of these monikers, none are official, that is with basis either in the Constitution, Republic Acts and Proclamations,” Mabuti said.
“Kilala naman natin kung sino si ‘pambansang kamao’, sino si ‘star for all seasons’, at sino si ‘the living legend’ diba?” he asked. “Pero hindi sila lahat officially kinikilala sa ating saligang batas at ito ang nais…
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