Prayers, candle lighting vs drugs, criminality

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    SAMAL, Bataan – Local government units in Bataan held prayers and candle-lighting on the eve of the celebration of People Power on Saturday in support of President Duterte’s war on drugs, criminality and corruption.

    Mayor Gene dela Fuente, Methodist pastor Dante delos Santos and some other religious ministers led in the activities at the town plaza fronting the municipal hall.

    “Nais ng ating Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte na ang bawat bayan ay magbigay ng panalangin para sa mga naliligaw ng landas. Sana hawakan ng Holy Spirit ang kanilang mga puso,” the lady mayor said.

    Dela Fuente said they were one with the President in the war against illegal drugs, criminality and corruption. “Sana mawala na rin ang kahirapan,” she said.

    There were no fiery speeches for the night ala-EDSA but solemn prayers as the candles were lighted.

    The mayor transferred the light of her candle to members of the police and Bureau of Fire Protection, municipal government employees, students, senior citizens, barangay health workers and other sectors.

    “Panginoon wasakin mo ang impluwensa ng bawal na gamot sa buhay ng mga pusher. Ang mga rehabilitation centers ay patuloy na maging magandang shelter para sa mga nalululong sa droga,” Pastor delos Santos said in his prayers.

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