On Christmas eve, Presidential Communications Operations Officer (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar asked Filipinos to share their blessings with those in need in his message to the public for Christmas.

“Let us impart His love and blessings to others through the spirit of bayanihan and by giving to those in need,” he said.

“Let us also take time from our merrymaking to solemnly reflect and ponder over the lessons and morals we can learn from the Bible about Christ’s birth, and practice the humility, compassion, and kindness Christ has displayed.”

But Andanar also reminded the public to follow the government’s health protocols as they celebrate Christmas.

“May everyone keep in mind and observe the necessary health protocols and minimum health standards during the Yuletide season, in line with our fight against COVID-19, for us to heal and recover as one nation,” he said in the message.

Although the “joyous occasion” is often spent celebrating with families and friends, Andanar said the current situation because of the COVID-19 pandemic “calls for us to virtually celebrate this holiday season or have our gatherings at a limited capacity.”

Source: Manila Bulletin (https://mb.com.ph/2020/12/24/andanar-asks-filipinos-to-share-blessings-this-christmas/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=andanar-asks-filipinos-to-share-blessings-this-christmas)