Agoo, La Union—Residents, students, parishioners, barangay officials and delegates from private and government organizations took part in simultaneous prayer rallies for peaceful elections in the 19 towns of La Union and in San Fernando City Wednesday.
Dong Magpili, an officer of Agoo disaster management office and host of the activity in Barangay Sta. Barbara here, said the event was held to seek spiritual guidance for peaceful, honest and orderly elections in May.
Agnes Laron, who represents the town’s chapter for Philippine Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting, led prayers for justice for all victims of political oppression and for candidates to become good leaders.
“May the injustice that they [victims of political killings] have to injure be the means to draw them into your serving hands of praise. Turn the hearts of leaders (candidates), who have set aside Godly principles and who in their pride have follow the path of selflessness, to go back to you,” Laron said.
Cristina Corpuz, a faculty member of the St. Mary’s Academy here, also prayed for the residents and electorates to be politically organized for the elections.
“Knowing that political loyalty does not mean disloyalty to you (Almighty). We thank you that this election puts us to exercise our solemn duty to vote and to influence others to vote correctly,” Corpuz said.
An imam from the Muslim community here also offered prayers.
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