Friday, October 3, 2008

Legazpi holds “Prayer for Life” today

LEGAZPI CITY, October 3, 2008—The Diocese of Legazpi will hold its “Prayer- Rally for Life” today at 3:00 P.M. in response to the controversial measures provided in the Reproductive Health bill principally authored by Albay’s First District Congressman Edcel C. Lagman.

During the preparatory meeting, Apostolic Vicar Lucilo B. Quiambao was quoted saying Lagman’s bill is “useless.” He said “the statistics shown in a recent article by former Senator Francisco “Kit” Tatad warned we might become like Europe where the population is going down at a dangerously alarming rate, if ever the bill will be approved by Congress.”

Different religious groups and agencies are expected to join the activity and bring placards with messages against the bill. The marchers will converge at Peñaranda Park, Old Albay District this city.

Dr. Ligaya Acosta, noted Pro-Life advocate and former Department of health official will talk on the negative repercussions on the people should the bill be approved in Congress. A signature campaign against the bill will also be launched.

The prayer-rally will end with a concelebrated Mass.

The prayer rally is held on the eve of the annual Marian Youth pilgrimage tomorrow to Joroan, Tiwi, Albay, where the Shrine of Nuestra Senor de Salvacion is located.

The prayer rally today is under the auspices of the Diocesan Commission on Famiyl and Life under the leadership of Fr. Edgar Sayson. (Jose Locsin, Jr.)