Romualdez reminds Filipinos: Spread compassion

Romualdez reminds Filipinos: Spread compassion, help one another this Christmas

/ 10:09 AM December 24, 2023

Motorists speed past lighted Christmas lanterns displayed along a street in Manila on November 30, 2023. (Photo by Ted ALJIBE / AFP)

Motorists speed past lighted Christmas lanterns displayed along a street in Manila on November 30, 2023. (Photo by Ted ALJIBE / AFP)

MANILA, Philippines — Apart from being with families and loved ones during the holiday season, House Speaker Ferdinand Martin Romualdez has urged Filipinos to spread compassion and help other people this Christmas season.

In his Christmas message on Sunday, Christmas Eve, Romualdez said Christmas is the time of giving — but not only of gifts, but also of “kindness and compassion”.


“Christmas is also a time of giving, not just of material gifts, but of kindness and compassion. In every gift shared, a thread of hope is woven into the fabric of our community. Let us embrace the spirit of Bayanihan, reaching out to our neighbors, and spreading joy to those in need. In doing so, we light up the lives of others, just as the parols light up our skies,” he said in a statement.


“As we celebrate this season, let’s remember: Our greatest gifts are the moments we share, and the memories we create together. These are the gifts that truly embody the Filipino spirit,” he added.

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Romualdez also hoped Christmas celebrations in each Filipino household would be filled with happiness.

“This festive season, let us cherish the precious gift of family. In every shared laugh, every shared meal, we weave stronger bonds that hold our families together. Let these moments remind us of the love and warmth that family brings into our lives, a love that is our truest treasure,” he said.

“May this Christmas be a time of joyous family reunions, selfless giving, and strengthened community bonds. Together, let’s carry this spirit of unity and love into the New Year,” he added.

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