Knights ‘Walk for Life’ Throughout the Philippines

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5/1/2012

“We value life” was the rallying cry for Knights and other pro-life advocates who participated in simultaneous “Walk for Life” events in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao on March 24.

In Luzon, the event was held simultaneously in several cities throughout the province starting with a Mass in Manila at which Bishop Honesto F. Ongtioco, D.D., of Cubao was the main celebrant. Nearly 7,000 Knights and their family members joined the demonstration.

In the Visayas jurisdiction, Knights and their families joined more than 1,783 participants in three separate events held that day, including a march in Iloilo, the province’s capital city.

Finally, in General Santos City in Mindanao, members of eight councils in that municipality began the day at 5:45 a.m. with the celebration of Mass, followed by their walk for life.

The activities were held in support of the culture of life, as well as opposition to the Reproductive Health Bill (known as House Bill No. 5043) being discussed in the Philippine Congress. The measure seeks to promote the use of contraceptives such as condoms and birth control pills.