Filipino Pilgrims in Portugal Join Advocacy for Good Governance
by AC Wilson
October 13, 2015, Fatima— Thirty three (33) pilgrims from the Dioceses of Pasig and Novaliches celebrated one of the Feasts of Our Lady of Fatima by promoting the “Huwag Kang Magnakaw” advocacy T-shirt, along with the shared prayer for Peace in the Philippines and Social Transformation. The said occasion also coincided with the week-long filing of candidacy for the country’s upcoming 2016 elections.
“Huwag Kang Magnakaw” or “Thou Shall Not Steal” is the seventh commandment in the Ten Commandments. With the leadership of Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, archbishop of Manila and the mobilization of Rev. Fr. Nonong Fajardo, national convenor of Huwag Kang Magnakaw, this humble initiative aims to bring back dignity and integrity in politics. The active participation of the Dioceses’ Public Affairs Ministries in this advocacy serves as a solid and timely reminder to curb practices of graft and corruption, and to thread the path to transparency, reconciliation and trust-building for the country’s common good.
Among the priests who were present in the pilgrimage are Rev. Fr. Jhun Sanchez, priest coordinator of the Public Affairs Ministry, Diocese of Pasig and parish priest of San Antonio Abad Parish; Rev. Fr. Renier Llorca, chaplain of the Marian pilgrimage and parish priest of the Archdiocesan Shrine of St. Anne; Rev. Fr. Victor Virtudazo, parish priest of San Sebastian Parish; Rev. Fr. Danilo Flores, parish priest of Sagrada Familia Parish; with Rev. Fr. Nino Supremo and Rev. Fr. Simplicio Roxas.