Attention: News Editor, News Desk, Reporters and Photojournalists
Launching of KAYAKo
Father Robert Reyes, also known as the running priest, invites you at the launching of Kalikasan Kabuhayan Katarungan ora mismo (KAYAKo) tomorrow (Oct. 12 / Monday) beginning at 8:00 AM at the Marikina City riverbanks adjacent to Marcos Highway.
Father Reyes will be rowing along Marikina River using a kayak, a small human-powered boat, to pray and support the urban poor particularly the thousands of families threatened with forced evictions due to the recent flash floods brought about by typhoon Ondoy.
There will be a signature campaign for the causes of KAYAKo. At 10:00 AM there will be a press conference at Treehouse, Matalino Street in Quezon City.
The Catholic priest will be rowing around Laguna Lake the following weeks to spearhead series of causes including care for environment, relief operations for flood victims, fisherfolk issues, disaster preparedness, urban land reform, among others.
Supporting this initiative are groups such as Community Organizers Multiversity (COM), Kubol Pag-asa, Urban Poor Associates (UPA), Bulgar, Mamamayan para sa Pagpapaunlad at Pagpapanatili ng Lawa (MAPAGPALA), and the Philippine Dragonboat Team.
Date: October 12, 2009 (Monday)
Time/Venue: 8:00 AM – Marikina City riverbanks
Time/Venue: 10:00 AM - Treehouse, Matalino Street, Q.C.
Kalikasan Kabuhayan Katarungan ora mismo (KAYAKo)
Kaya kong ipagtanggol ang kalikasan.
Kaya kong mabuhay na may dignidad.
Kaya kong ipagtanggol ang karapatang pantao.
Kaya kong lumaya sa pagkakaapi.
Kaya kong linisin ang kapaligiran.
Kaya kong itaguyod ang pagbabago.
Kaya kong paunlarin ang ating bayan.
Kaya kong ipaglaban at harapin ang katarungan.
Kaya kong mabuhay para sa bayan.
Kaya kong ipaglaban ang aking karapatang manirahan sa kalunsuran.
Kaya kong pigilan ang pagwasak sa kalikasan.
Kaya kong baguhin ang maling kaugalian.
Kaya kong gawin ito, ora mismo!