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Manila launches ‘green’ campaign

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MANILA, August 10, 2014 — The Ministry of Ecology of the Archdiocese of Manila will be spearheading an ecological campaign from September to October that calls on the Filipino faithful to be more proactive in protecting and preserving the environment for the benefit of generations to come.

Bearing the theme “Maging Bayani! Mahalin, Ipagtanggol, at Pagyamanin ang Sangnilikha!” this year’s Season of Creation will be focusing on key ecological issues faced by the country. It will run for four consecutive Sundays from September 1 to October 5.

“We would like to ask the people to participate for their (grandchildren’s) sake,” coordinator of the Archdiocese of Manila Ministry on Ecology Lou Valencia Arsenio said during the monthly Manila Archdiocesan General Pastoral Assembly (MAGPAS) held at the St. Paul University in Manila.

On September 1, a concelebrated mass to will be officiated by Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle and other bishops at the Baclaran Church to formally open the event.

The launching will also feature exhibit booths showcasing information materials on various ecological issues—such as the Manila Bay Reclamation Project—as well as an essay writing contest open to both elementary and high school students.

“If we love God, let us cooperate with each other in making this endeavor a success, since we are also the ones who caused the degeneration of our environment,” she said in Filipino. (Jennifer Orillaza)


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