By Nancy I. Mediavillo
LEGAZPI CITY, 16Aug2013 (PNA) – Some 880,000 members of the Iglesia ni Cristo from all over the Bicol region are now gathered in Riviera Subdivision, Barangay Lidong in Sto. Domingo town for their “Lingap sa Mamayan” activity.
The event is a humanitarian activity of the INC that includes gift giving and medical mission.
Governor Joey Sarte Salceda said that in Albay alone, the INC has 120,000 members.
Salceda has asked Albayanos to give full support to the occasion as “we belong to one family of Christians.”
He directed the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council, the Office of Civil Defense-Bicol and concerned government agencies or response units to maintain order and security during the activity.
The provincial chief executive also ordered the suspension of classes in Sto. Domingo town at barangays Rawis, Arimbay, Padang at Bigaa in the City of Legazpi for the occasion to avoid traffic congestion in the area for the benefit of the school children and participants in the Lingap sa Mamamayan event.
He also asked the Department of Education to have makeup classes.
Salceda tasked the police to make security in the area their primary concern. (PNA)