Wednesday, March 28, 2012

KALBARYO NG MARALITA 2012 (End the Calvary of the Poor)


Urban Poor Associates

25-A Mabuhay Street, Brgy. Central, Q.C.            Tel.: 4264118 / 4264119 / 4267615              Fax: 4264118
Ref:  Princess L. Asuncion          Mobile phone: 0908 1967450          http://urbanpoorassociates.blogspot.com
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Attention: News Editor, News Desk, Reporters and Photojournalists
MEDIA ADVISORY

Urban poor groups will hold their annual Kalbaryo ng Maralita on April 3 (Tuesday) from 8 AM to 12 Noon.  It will be called “Karabaryo” a caravan of the poor people. They will begin with the staging of the Stations of the Cross at the National Housing Authority (NHA), Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission (PRRC), World Bank, and the Ninoy Aquino Monument, Makati.

At each stop there will be singers. Seven men will carry big crosses, everyone else will wear Jesus masks. They will say prayers for each station. They will also give the written prayers to the respective agencies.  There will be a special prayer for peace at the Ninoy Aquino monument.

Task Force Anti-Eviction which is composed of housing right’s group, chose NHA as its first station because until now NHA doesn’t seem to understand the real meaning of social housing, the people say.  PRRC continues to remove thousands of settlers living along waterways. People want the World Bank to strengthen its accountability to the people. The people believe that the Ninoy Aquino Monument is a symbol of a transformed society. They believe it will remind President Noynoy Aquino that this is the time to produce concrete solutions to the problems of the poor.

The Kalbaryo reminds Philippine society that the suffering of Jesus in His Passion and death are repeated today in the sufferings imposed on the poor by forced evictions, homelessness, hunger, landlessness, injustice, joblessness, lack of dignity and powerlessness.

Photo ops: The procession will be led by 7 men bearing the crosses of the poor families. There will be photo ops at the Stations of the Cross along the way.

Date: April 3, 2012 (Tuesday)

Time: Gather at 8:00 AM

Assembly point: Quezon City Hall

Please Cover.

KARABARYO 2012
April 3, 2012

7:00 – 8:00                                         Assembly time at Quezon City Hall
8:00 – 8:15                                         March to NHA (National Housing Authority)
8:15 – 8:30                                         Program at NHA
8:30 – 8:45                                         Travel time to PRRC (Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission)
8:45 – 9:00                                         from Shell  Station – Walk to PRRC
9:00 – 9:15                                         Program at PRRC
9:15 – 9:45                                         Travel time to World Bank – Ortigas
9:45 – 10:00                                      Ortigas – Walk to World Bank
10:00- 10:30                                      World Bank Program
10:30 -11:15                                      Travel Time
11:15 – 11:30                                     Walk from Peninsula Hotel to the
 Ninoy Aquino Monument
11:30 – 11:45                                     Program at the Ninoy Aquino Monument






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