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President Aquino hopes for a peaceful Christmas

MALACANANG, Philippines – President Benigno S. Aquino III wishes the country to have a peaceful, calm, and optimistic Christmas.
Asked to give his Christmas message during the annual Bulong Pulungan Forum at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila Hotel on Friday, the President said he hopes for a joyful and family-centered Christmas.
“This is the time for reunions. This is the time to bond with each other and also commune with God, and we are re-energized for all of the challenges in the coming years,” he said.
He said he is slated to video his Christmas and New Year’s message for the country within the week.
Asked what he would be doing this Christmas, the President said he hopes there would be no national emergency that would need his attention, so he could join his family during the holidays.
“Hopefully, I will not be attending to some emergency, come this Christmas season,” he said.

Criselda Cabangon David, a happy mother of two kids, is a full-time Sociologist at the City Government of Lucena, Quezon Province. She is currently the Managing Editor of Ang Diaryo Natin Sunday News, a weekly local community newspaper in the Philippines and an active member of the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines.