Share blessings this Christmas, Andanar urges Filipinos

CALOOCAN CITY, Dec. 24 (PIA) -- Presidential Communications Operations Officer (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar on Thursday encouraged Filipinos to share their blessings with the less fortunate and the needy in need in his Christmas eve message to Filipinos.

“Christmas is the time of the year when we remember and celebrate the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ... Let us impart His love and blessings to others through the spirit of bayanihan and by giving to those in need,” Andanar said.

“Let us also take time from our merrymaking to solemnly reflect and ponder over the lessons and morals we can learn from the Bible about Christ’s birth, and practice the humility, compassion, and kindness Christ has displayed,” he added.

 Andanar, however, also reminded the public to follow the government’s health protocols as they celebrate Christmas.

“May everyone keep in mind and observe the necessary health protocols and minimum health standards during the Yuletide season, in line with our fight against COVID-19, for us to heal and recover as one nation,” the PCOO chief said, as he urged families to be mindful of "gatherings at a limited capacity" because of the coronavirus threat.

"This joyous occasion is often spent celebrating with families, loved ones, and friends, but the current situation brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic calls for us to virtually celebrate this holiday season or have our gatherings at a limited capacity," he added. (PIA NCR)


Source: Philippines Information Agency (

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