Prayer, Anti-Corruption Rally All Set In ZamboangaMarch 5, 2008 at 2:31 pm | Posted in 1 | Leave a comment
ZAMBOANGA CITY – As public outrage against high-level corruption in government continues to snowball, different religious groups will hold a protest and prayer rally on Friday in Zamboanga City.
The interfaith rally, dubbed as “Heal Our Land”, aims to gather hundreds of people in a symbolic solidarity act to bring back the moral values among political and government leaders and ultimately put a stop to corruption in the system of government, the Inter-religious Solidarity Movement for Peace (IRMSP), one of the organizers, said in a statement relased by the Peace Advocate Zamboanga)
At least five religions — evangelicals, Muslim, Subanon, Buddhist, Catholic — will offer respective prayers during the rally. The two-hour event will be highlighted with the singing of Jamie Rivera’s “Heal our Land” and Freddie Aguilar’s “Ang Bayan Ko.”
Torches will also be lighted to symbolize the Filipino’s “quest for truth” in the wake of the flawed and overpriced $329-million National Broadband Network (NBN) deal with China’s ZTE Corp. which President Gloria Arroyo scrapped five months later after the scandal brokeout.(Darwin Wally Wee/PAZ)