Nakalusot na sa House committee on revision of laws ang panukalang nagdedeklara sa Chinese New Year bilang isang special non-working public holiday sa bansa.
Batay sa House Bill No. 2778 na inakda ni Cagayan de Oro 2nd District Rep. Rufus Rodriguez, chairman ng House committee on constitutional amendments, ipinunto niya ang kahalagahan ng presensiya ng mga Chinese sa bansa.
“Considering our long relations with the Chinese, many of whom have adopted the Philippines as their home, it is but just to help preserve some of their valued traditions. This bill seeks to preserve the Chinese tradition of celebrating their New Year by declaring it as non-working public holiday for observance among Chinese, Filipino-Chinese, and Filipinos, thus giving them honor and respect which is due them,” saad niya.