RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE SECRETARY OF EDUCATION
TO BAN ROTC AND PMT DRILLS, TEACHERS’ MEETINGS,
AND OTHER ACTIVITIES ON SUNDAYS
General Assembly, 17-23 May 1954
WHEREAS, it has been the common practice throughout the Philippines, both in public and private schools, to hold ROTC and PMT drills, teachers’ meetings, and school picnics, excursions and the like on Sundays;
WHEREAS, athletic events have often been scheduled to take place on Sundays, interfering with the desire of many to observe the day as a day of worship and rest;
WHEREAS, such above-mentioned events, functions, and activities do not encourage the growth and development of a more religious and spiritual life of the part of our people, especially the youth of the land who have at times been accused of drifting from things spiritual;
BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED, as it is hereby resolved by the fourth Biennial General Assembly of the United Church of Christ in the Philippines now in session at Los Banos, Laguna, to appeal to the Secretary of Education to fix a different schedule of time for public and private schools for activities other than on Sundays with the end in view of encouraging the people to set Sunday as a day of worship and rest.
Done at Los Banos, Laguna, this 22nd of May, 1954.