FILIPINOS in Hong Kong conducted prayer rallies to mourn the tragic death of Hong Kong and Canadian citizens last Monday in the Philippines.

According to the Philippine Consulate General (PCG) in Hong Kong, at least five masses were held Sunday throughout the Chinese administrative region attended by Filipinos.

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“Members of the Filipino community in Hong Kong have arranged vigils and masses in remembrance of the victims of the hostage-taking incident in Manila on August 23,” said the PCG-Hong Kong in a statement.

The masses were held at the St. Joseph's Church in Garden Road, Central; St. Francis Church in Hang Kwong St., Maon Shan; Annunciation Parish in On yin Street, Tsuen King Circuit; St. Benedict Church in Kong Pui St., Shatin; and St. Teresa Parish Church in Prince Edward Road, Kowloon.

The Filipino Migrant Workers Union Hong Kong (FMWU-HK) also held an inter-faith gathering and vigil Sunday at Chater Road, Central.

“Leaders of different faiths came together and express their unity with the rest of Hong Kong in mourning the deaths of the victims and calling for justice,” said FMWU-HK in a statement.

A signature wall was also set up at the venue to provide an avenue for people to write messages and express themselves.

Participants in the gathering also lit candles as an expression of sympathy and solidarity with the fallen Hong Kong residents.

Chinese citizens in Hong Kong set a massive protest rally at Central Park Sunday to condemn the death of their countrymen in the Philippines. (AMN/Sunnex)