Aquino urges Filipinos to reflect on sacrifices of Jesus and contemplate on helping others

April 2, 2012 11:00 pm 

MANILA, April 2 — President Benigno S. Aquino III called on the Filipinos to contemplate and reflect on helping others and emulate the sacrifices of the Lord Jesus Christ, who offered His own life on the cross in saving mankind.

In an ambush interview at the Araneta Center Bus Station Super Center Building in Cubao, Quezon City on Holy Monday, President Aquino issued the call encouraging the people to serve their fellow Filipinos and stressed the importance of considering concerns of others in coping with day-to-day challenges.

“May pause po tayo sa ating mga araw-araw na mga problema, magnilaynilay po tayo sa kung saan tayo nanggaling, kung saan natin gustong tumungo at ano ba ang pwede natin magawa para sa kapwa natin. May Kristo pong dumating, naging tao at Siya po ang nagligtas sa atin at binigyan tayo ng pagkakataon na maisalba ang ating sarili,” the President said.

“Tayo naman po na nandito… may pagkakataon, ano ba ang gagawin natin sa pagkakataong ito? Sa akin pong pananaw iyong problema nating napakarami maaayos kung nakatuon po tayo sa kapakanan ng kapwa kaysa sa ating sarili… dapat po iyon ang buod kung papaano natin mapapabilis ang ating pagpunta sa paroroonan natin,” he added.

The Chief Executive said that during the Holy Week, the government will continue to monitor the situations in various areas to ensure the safety and convenience of the people.

“This Holy Week, I think I only have Good Friday as my day off… we will be monitoring all of these trips ensuring that everybody is able to go where they are supposed to go in the safest, most convenient and timeliest manner possible,” President Aquino said.

He added that he will be spending time with his family when they hear mass on Easter Sunday.

“I think yung religious aspect will be the mass on Easter Sunday with the family… other than that yung Friday lang talaga ang time out,” the President noted.

President Aquino leaves for Phon Penh, Cambodia on Monday evening to join fellow leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) in celebrating the regional bloc’s 45th foundation anniversary during the opening of the 20th Asean Summit on Tuesday, April 3. (PNA)

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