DBM chief: Lead ‘better’ lives

November 2, 2022 People's Tonight 101 views

BUDGET Secretary Amenah Pangandaman on Tuesday expressed optimism that the observance of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day would inspire Filipinos to lead a “better” life.

Pangandaman, in her message, hoped that the occasion would enlighten everyone to “live harmoniously with others” and become “selfless.”

“May we use this solemn time to strengthen the bond we share with our loved ones and grow stronger in our faith in our Creator even as we lead better lives as responsible members of our respective communities,” she said.

Pangandaman also called on her fellow Filipinos to honor the lives of their departed loved ones and light a candle for their souls.

She likewise urged them to take a moment of silence to pray for the victims of the Severe Tropical Storm “Paeng.”

“We are called during this period to reflect on the meaning and purpose of our endeavors as we navigate through life with prayerful devotion,” Pangandaman said.

“Let us join hands in prayer and continuously seek guidance in our various pursuits towards more empowered personal and professional lives,” she added.

Oct 31 and November 1 are declared special non-working holidays to allow Filipinos to spend a long weekend and more time with their families.

President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr., in a separate message, wished Filipinos a meaningful celebration of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day.

He also hoped that the holidays would bring healing and renew the faith of the Filipino people. Philippine News Agency