NEWS

STATEMENT OF THE DILG ON THE OBSERVANCE OF LENTEN SEASON 2021

April 5, 2021

Usec. Bernardo C. Florece, Jr.
Officer-in-Charge

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), together with its attached-agencies, is one with the whole Christian Community in observance of the Lenten Season 2021 amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

There is no greater love than the sacrifice of Jesus Christ for all of humanity commemorated during the Lenten Season. Let us reflect on his act of supreme sacrifice as we face the challenges of the pandemic. As a nation, we are called to reflect on His selfless acts, emulate, and follow His ways.

In this season of Lent, let us stay at home and refrain from any form of mass gathering to stop the spread of COVID. Ilan lamang po ito sa mga sakripisyong hinihingi sa atin sa darating na mga araw habang ating ginugunita ang Mahal na Araw. Konting sakripisyo po ito para sa kaligtasan ng nakararami.

As we continue to fulfill our spiritual responsibilities, let us say a prayer for all our frontline workers who battle the surge of COVID-19 cases in the country and the thousands who have perished because of the said virus.

Through these obstacles and ordeals stand the resilient Filipino faith and devotion that withstand all adversities. Let this Lenten Season be a reminder of our undying faith and our capacity to put this into action.

Patuloy po nating ipanalangin sa ating Poong Maykapal ngayong Mahal na Araw ang paghilom ng ating bansa sa mga pagsubok. Mapagtatagumpayan po natin ito.