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Palace welcomes ‘Walk for Life’ event

By: - Reporter / @FMOrellanaINQ
/ 07:03 PM February 24, 2018

At least 5,000 people attend the “Walk for Jesus,” to denounce the series of killings in the country. (Photo by SAMMY NAVARA / CEBU DAILY NEWS)

Malacañang Palace welcomed on Saturday the “Walk for Life” event organized by religious groups despite the fact that pressing issues against the Duterte administration were tackled.

“As we all know, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is open to constructive criticism,” Roque said in a statement. “He allows everyone, including the protesters, to fully exercise their right to express their grievances within the bounds of the law.”

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“Today’s Walk for Life is a testament that democracy and freedom are very much alive in the Philippines,” Roque added.

He then thanked the Church leaders for cooperating with the authorities during the event that led to a peaceful gathering.

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The event started at around 4 a.m. at the Quirino Grandstand and tackled national issues, such as the Duterte administration’s campaign against illegal drugs and the proposed reinstatement of the death penalty.

In Cebu, at least 5,000 people joined the dawn procession tagged as “Walk for Life with Mary” as they also denounced the killings linked to the war on drugs and sought divine intervention to get rid of all threats to life and family. /atm

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