'Walk for Life' now an annual event, to be held Feb. 16

AFTER two successful runs, the Sangguniang Laiko ng Pilipinas (Laiko) is now making the "Walk for Life" an annual event for clergymen, laity, and all the faithful.

In a statement, Laiko President Ma. Julieta Wasan said they have approved the “institutionalization” of the event, which started in 2017.

“Due to the successful consecutive Walk for Life events from 2017 and 2018, the celebrated ‘Walk for Life’ has been ultimately confirmed as a yearly event,” said Wasan.

And to kick off its being institutionalized, the Laiko announced that the “Walk for Life 2019” will take place on February 16, from 4 a.m. to 8 a.m., at the Quezon Memorial Circle in Quezon City.

The “Walk for Life” is a marching event, wherein participants walk hand-in-hand, to show united support to Christian values.

It was initially organized as a form of action or protest against cruelty and killings, with one example being the extrajudicial killings stemming from the war against drugs and drug abuse.

The activity is also a way of showing support to the marginalized communities, especially those who have experienced abuse, neglect, and denied of their human rights.

“Walk for Life” is being participated by priests, bishops, church personnel, those faithful to the church, and those with a stand in preserving life of all.

The first “Walk for Life” event took place at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila last February 18, 2017 and was attended by thousands of members of Catholic and Christian Churches, as well as from religious and non-religious organizations.

Last year, the “Walk for Life” was held on February 24, at the same venue, and was dubbed as a reaffirmation of the commitment of the people to stand up against cruelty, murder, and injustices. (HDT/SunStar Philippines)


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