SPEAKER Ferdinand Martin G. Romualdez on Sunday called on everyone to rest and reflect during the “time of hope” as Christians commemorate the resurrection of Jesus Christ on Easter Sunday.
“It is a time of great joy and jubilation, for our Lord Jesus rose from the dead after dying to redeem us from our sins. It is also a time of hope, for in our Lord’s resurrection we find that the promise of eternal life holds true for all of Christianity,” Speaker Romualdez said.
“I hope and pray that the Holy Week has given all of us ample time to rest and spend quality time with our family and loved ones. I also hope that all of us had the opportunity to reflect on our past actions and contemplate finding the right path forward,” Speaker Romualdez added.
The House leader also enjoined the public to thank God for “our health, our safety, and the blessings and bounty of nature,” and the “opportunity to physically celebrate with our friends, family, and colleagues, which the restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic have prevented us from doing so in the past years.”
The House is on recess and will resume its sessions on May 8 but Romualdez has authorized the conduct of committee hearings during the break, consistent with the chamber’s commitment to approve its priority measures on time.