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Malayo man malapit din: Oca Malapitan calls for unity vs COVID-19 in virtual mass

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Caloocan Mayor Oca Malapitan urged the public to work together to fight COVID-19 in a virtual mass held on April 28 to remember government employees who passed away due to the pandemic.

Malapitan said that while people are forced to be apart because of COVID-19, the crisis is also an opportunity for everyone to unite to help others.

“Sa pamamagitan ng online mass na ito, nawa’y maramdaman natin na bagamat tayo’y magkakalayo ay magkakasama at nagdadamayan pa rin ang bawat isa,” the mayor said.

“Patuloy natin ipanalangin ang kalakasan ng bawat isa upang tayo ay patuloy na makapaglingkod sa mga taga-Caloocan. Gayundin, ipanalangin natin ang katatagan ng mga naiwang mahal sa buhay ng mga pumanaw. Anuman ang mangyari, isang pamilya tao sa Caloocan,” he added.

The mass was celebrated by Bishop Pablo Virgilio David at the San Roque Cathedral.

In keeping with government guidelines, only select government employees were physically present at the cathedral to fill the 10 percent seating capacity.