PNoy appeals for cooperation to ensure safety and success of Papal visit

Philippine Information Agency

MANILA, Jan. 13 —  With the expected huge number of people eager to see Pope Francis during his visit to the country from January 15 -19, President Benigno S. Aquino III on Monday called on all Filipinos to fully cooperate with the government’s measures for ensuring the safety and security of the Pope.

 

“Kaya naman, para maging makabuluhan ang pagdalaw ng Santo Papa, kailangan natin ng pagdadamayan at pagbabayanihan,” the President said in a televised message.

 

The President warned that the country’s honor will be at stake should something untoward happen to the pope.

 

“Ang mismong karangalan ng ating bansa malalagay sa alanganin. Ang tanong ko nga po: Gusto ba nating matala sa kasaysayan na nangyayari sa Pilipinas ang isang trahedya na may kinalaman sa Santo Papa? Obligasyon ng gobyerno ang inyong kaligtasan at para magampanan ang tungkuling ito ay may obligasyon din kayo,” Aquino said.

 

Aquino said Filipinos should instead unite and cooperate to make the Papal visit “meaningful.”

 

“Ipakita po natin ang pakikisama at pagtutulungan ng matiyak nating magiging mataimtim at mapayapa ang pagbisita ni Pope Francis sa ating bansa,” he said.

 

He also stressed that it is the government’s obligation to ensure Pope Francis’ safety.

 

 

The President said concerned government agencies will issue important reminders on security procedures in the coming days.(PIA)

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