MANILA, Aug. 17 — The Charismatic group, El Shaddai will be celebrating its 28th anniversary on Saturday, Aug. 18.
According to the group’s Spiritual Director, Novaliches Bishop Emeritus Teodoro Bacani, everybody is welcome to join the celebration to be held at the Amvel Business Park, San Dionisio, Parañaque City.
He noted that they will accept guests, pro and anti Reproductive Health (RH) bill.
“Welcome lahat pero kami maliwanag laban kami sa RH bill. Welcome sila sumamba,” the Catholic prelate said.
However, he said that pro-RH politicians should not expect the flock to endorse them as the group is clearly against the controversial measure.
“Hindi naman maeendorse ang mga pro-RH politicians dahil alam naman nila na hindi kami pabor sa pagsasabatas nito,” Bacani added.
The group’s anniversary also coincides with the birthday celebration of its founder, Bro. Mike Velarde.
Since it's also the birthday of the El Shaddai founder, Bacani urged those who are supporting the controversial measure to change their position, which is a good birthday gift to Velarde.
“Oo, magandang gift din yun pero kailangan kumbinsido din sila sa desisyon nila,” he said.
For his part, Paranaque Bishop Jesse Mercado was asked on what the pro-RH lawmakers should do to get the group’s endorsement?
“I think kung tayo lahat ay pro life anybody who stands for life kasama natin po yun. Wala pong problema. Magtutulungan po tayo,” he said.
The Paranaque bishop reiterated that pro-RH guests should not expect an endorsement. “Kung sa aspeto ng RH bill wala na po, tapos ang usapan dun.” (PNA)