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Can Edsa Revolution that Topples the Late Ferdinand Marcos do the Same with Son, Bongbong?

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

The CBCP Edsa activity, “Lord Heal our Land” is a show of force against drug-related killings. Archbishop Socrates Villegas clarifies that it is not a political revolution. It is a prayer rally for victims of the drug war. Nevertheless,  many still suspect that the organizers aim to mimic the success of the Edsa People Power event. That topples the late Ferdinand Marcos. Some people assume that it is a call for President Du30’s resignation before Bongbong Marcos becomes Vice President as the recount against VP Leni Robredo can happen very soon.






Youtube video by; ABS-CBN News

[VIDEO]: The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) denies that there’s an alleged plot to undermine President Du30. In spite calling for the public to join a prayer rally condemning the killings under his anti-narcotics drive, it insists that this is just to pray.




Not Political Revolution

Mass and procession at the Edsa Shrine is not a rally. It is a religious activity that gathers the faithful to pray for forgiveness and the country’s healing amid the spate of extrajudicial killings, its organizers said. “Let us ask that our prayers for the country’s healing be answered. The November 5 activity has no colors. It stands for transparency, clarity of vision, purity of heart,” Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas said in a video.




Cultural Presentation

Civil society organizations and lay groups express their support for the CBCP’s call. Former Civil Service Commission Chair Karina Constantino-David maintains that political speeches have no place in the said activity.“Although we will tackle relevant issues, this will be through cultural presentations,” David said.




General Program

“Songs, plays, spoken word performances and numbers by artists are in the program. Discussion of issues is through cultural presentations, and not by speeches,” added the Tindig Pilipinas co-founder of. After a 3 p.m. Mass at Edsa Shrine by Villegas, a candle-lit procession brings the image of Our Lady of Fatima to the People Power Monument.









Healing Force

The “Lord Heal our Land Sunday” activity may be a show of force against drug-related killings. A kind of prayer rally for victims of the drug war. However, it is only the beginning of a 33-day “Start the Healing” period. The faithful are requested to pray the rosary and receive Holy Communion every day until Dec. 8, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. Regardless of the religious line up, the background of organizers can still speak for its real motives.




 

No politics, just prayers for healing in Edsa rally




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