La Salle rallies for
On the occasion of the 17th death
anniversary of Senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino, Jr., De La Salle
University-Manila will join a concerted effort to call for the
cessation of hostilities in Mindanao. Through the initiatives of the
DLSU System and the Inter-University Caucus for Mindanao Peace and
Development, a white rally for peace will be held today, 3:30-6:15
p.m. at the different campuses of member schools of the Inter-Institution
The activity, which launches the
series of initiatives in line with the institution’s advocacy for
peace in Mindanao, aims to raise the level of consciousness of
community members on the situation of the southern provinces.
The program will kick off with the
DLSU Pep Squad’s invitation to the students to participate in the
rally. This will be followed by the mini rally at the Amphitheater.
Abraham Iribani, former Moro National
Liberation Front spokesperson, and Glenda Gloria, journalist from the
Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism, will speak on the
The different sectors of the
University will give their statements and DLSU System President
Brother Rolando Dizon, FSC will present the University stand on the
At 5:15 p.m., the white rally will be
launched as participants tie a white ribbon around the next person’s
arm to symbolize the responsibility towards our fellow Filipino.
Simulatenously, participants will be
asked to sign a streamer to signify their support for a peaceful
resolution to the in-fighting.
After this, a candle lighting
ceremony will be held from 5:30 to 5:45 p.m. An ecumenical prayer
which will be led by the Lasallian Pastoral Office will be said at
The participants will then proceed to
Taft Avenue and stand vigil while holding candles. The Pep Squad will
close the activity by “calling in” all participants.
The Center for Social Concern and
Action will provide the white ribbon and the candles.
The activity may be considered an
alternative class. For further information, contact COSCA at locals
147 and 417.