THE "Walk for Life," which was halted due to the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic, is making its return to the streets on February 18, 2023.

In a report by CBCP News, the Council of the Laity of the Philippines (CLP) announced that the "Walk for Life" is set to be conducted from Welcome Rotonda in Quezon City to the University of Santo Tomas (UST) campus in Manila from 4 a.m. to 8 a.m.

“In our modern society, the varying issues in life are urgent and we need to constantly express to everyone our uncompromising stand on the importance and sacredness of life,” CLP President Raymond Daniel Cruz Jr. told the official news agency of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP).

He said the brief pause caused by the global health crisis has not dampened the people's desire to manifest their support for life.

“Our spirit of upholding life has never wavered even during the pandemic,” he said.

“We have even become more deeply aware of the sacredness of life, and continuously pray and work immensely to preserve and keep it safe,” added Cruz.

First held in 2017, the "Walk for Life" has grown to become an annual event of the clergy and lay people to promote their advocacy for the culture of life as against the culture of death.

The threat of the Covid-19, however, has forced the organizers to make "Walk for Life" a virtual event in recent years. (HDT/SunStar Philippines)