By Krista Melgarejo
BALSA MINDANAO in cooperation with people's organizations and concerned groups will hold a Candle Lighting Ceremony for Sendong Victims and Survivors, tomorrow, Dec 29, 2011 at 5pm in the space fronting Davao City Hall and Unitop Center. Please join us as we remember the dead and the missing, and praying for those struggling with the floods since Monday in various points in Mindanao. Wear black and bring candles.
This is a suggested nationally-coordinated action while others can't really be physically present to render direct services at the site, we have this as our space. Hope that other cities could do the same. Please spread and make this a real simultaneous action nationwide.
There will also be an action there in Manila as posted in the STAND UP page:
Tinawatagan ang lahat na dumalo sa gaganaping Nationally Coordinated Candle Lighting Ceremony sa pangunguna ng BALSA Mindanao, para sa mga biktima at mga survivors ng Bagyong Sendong, bukas, December 29, 5PM sa Timog Circle (World Scout Jamboree Memorial). Mangyari lamang po na magsuot ng ITIM na DAMIT. Para sa karagdagang impormasyon, kontakin lamang si RG sa 0935.881.5619. Salamat po.
(Krista Melgarejo is Vice President - Mindanao for the National Union of Students of the Philippines)