City government joins national day of prayer PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 21 January 2014 16:16

City Government officials and employees led by Mayor Beng Climaco began the day Monday with a prayer for the victims of calamities in Zamboanga, Bohol and Tacloban and other areas including those affected by the 2014 calamities in observance of the National Day of Prayer and Solidarity.

The prayer was said during the flag raising ceremony 8am yesterday morning and was in solidarity with calamity victims and the entire country which has been battered by successive calamities since last year.

“Our prayer is most especially for those who are still suffering as a consequence of the [Zamboanga] siege and all the calamities that struck the country,” Mayor Climaco declared.

City Government workers, per instructions from the mayor were also enjoined to watch and join the Day of Prayer program which was aired live from Malacañang with President Aquino leading the ceremonies at 5pm yesterday.

“Dale canamon el coraje y fuerza para continua di amon la vida. Sabe came todo estos ta sucede por medio de proteccion de uste canamon. Dale tambien esperanza contodo maga bictima para puede tambien sila empeza y juntu-junto kita ay levanta para mas mejor nacion,” the mayor said in her prayer.

Themed “One Nation in Prayer”, the event was held as the Filipino people’s way of recognizing the power of the Almighty God who guides Filipinos in their journey towards a better and brighter future, a press statement from Malacañang said.

In his message, the president thanked the Lord Almighty despite all the disasters of the past years. “No disaster can put the Filipino spirit down. We know that you are there to bless and guide us. We don’t know what the future brings but we will face it head on.”  — Sheila E. Covarrubias