An interfaith group will lead a prayer rally for an honest, peaceful and credible elections, said Nandy Pacheco, founder and secretary-general of Ang Kapatiran national political party.
The rally will also pray for the victory of the principles and platform of Ang Kapatiran party and its senatorial candidates Zosimo Paredes, Martin D. Bautista, and Adrian O. Sison as well as its local candidates in the May 14 elections.
Pacheco said the activity is divided into two parts: First, believers and supporters will light candles in front of their homes daily from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. from Wednesday, April 25 to Monday, April 30.
Part Two, which is the culminating point of the event, will gather all believers with their candles to the Quezon Memorial Circle, Quezon City on Tuesday, May 1, for a program of prayer and songs from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. At a given signal, all candles shall be lighted. There will be no speeches, no clenched fists, no shouting, no violent language and no public disturbance.
â€œItâ€s time for all believers to make a difference. Itâ€s time to stand up and be counted,â€ says Dr. Melba P. Maggay, president of ISACC (Institute for Studies in Asian Church and Culture).
Pacheco appealed to those “who want to put God at the center of politics, who want to put moral sense and decency in politics, and who want to work for the common good, to join in this interfaith gathering to implore the Almighty to strengthen the forces of good and frustrate the plans of those who would seek to thwart the will of the people.”
He added that Ang Kapatiran supporters in other parts of the country are encouraged to replicate this event.
â€œAs the shadows gather over us as a nation let us light our candles and with that flicker of hope seize the opportunity to begin an alternative way of doing politics in our country, Dr. Maggay added. — Tinig.com