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Date: March 13, 2017Posted by: Marionette Martinez

The SPU Manila community took a stand against capital punishment on 19 March 2017, by attending a Mass and wearing symbolic black and white ribbons.

Sr. Ma. Evangeline Anastacio, SPC, University President, invited the community to join this activity:

An Invitation to Reflect, Pray and Act: Our Stand on the Issue of Capital Punishment

In support of the stand of the Catholic Church and the Catholic Education Association of the Philippines (CEAP) that all life is sacred because it is God’s own gift to each one of us, let us gather as one academic community during the noon Mass on Friday, March 10 at the Chapel of the Crucified Christ. Our active participation in the noon Mass will be our way of showing support to the appeal of the Church and CEAP that all Filipinos stand with courage for social justice and equality which are founded upon absolute respect for human life and dignity.

Black and white ribbons will be distributed at the end of the noon Mass. Let us pin this on our ID laces or uniforms while the Senate is deliberating on the issue of capital punishment to show our conviction that as Paulinians, we believe that what we need is a culture of justice, integrity, and hope. The white ribbon over the black ribbon signifies our principle about life over death, light over darkness.