Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Pinoy group in HK holds Holy Week procession to depict OFW sacrifices

HONG KONG — To depict the burdens of OFWs all over the world, Filipinos based here held a procession on Palm Sunday mimicking the tradition of Stations of the Cross in remembrance of Holy Week.
Some 100 Filipino activists joined the Promotion of Church People's Response (PCPR) Hong Kong in holding the procession along Chater Road.
"Ang kalbaryo ng Sambayanang Pilipino, kalbaryo ng migranteng Pilipino ay taunang paggunita sa buhay, ministeryo, kamatayan at pagkabuhay na mag-uli ni Jesus sa konteksto ng bansang Pilipinas at powersahang migrasyon ng mamamayang Pilipino," the PCPR said in a statement.

"Ang paggunita nating ito sa paghihirap at kamatayan sa krus ni Hesus ay may temang: Kalbaryo ng Kawalang Kapayapaan," it added.
PCPR also noted several issues currently hounding the poor in the Philippines such as lack of decent housing, the lack of genuine comprehensive agrarian reform program, and environmental degradation due to mining.
The group also lambased the human rights violations in the Philippines as a result of the Duterte administration's war on illegal drugs, which is being blamed for the deaths of thousands either in the hands of policemen during operations, or vigilantes emboldened by President Rodrigo Duterte's strong rhetoric against drug suspects.
PCPR also scored government security officials for committing human rights violations in its war against communist rebels. —KBK, GMA News

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