04 April 2008

Mass for Truth, Justice and Peace in Dagupan City

4 April, Friday. Archbishop Oscar V. Cruz, the Archbishop of Lingayen-Dagupan, with Msgr. Renato P. Mayugba, DD, the Auxiliary Bishop, of Lingayen-Dagupan presided over the celebration of the Mass for "Truth, Justice and Peace" at the Dagupan City Astrodome, Dagupan City. The mass was attended by the NBN-ZTE witness Engr. Rodolfo "Jun" Lozada with several nuns who accompanied him as part of his campaign to let the truth be known by the majority of the Filipinos regarding the NBN-ZTE deal and his alleged abduction upon his arrival from Hongkong at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport last Febraury 2008.

The Social Action Apostolate of the Archdiocese coordinated the whole event. Days before the said event, the streamers put by the Social Action Apostolate at the various strategic places in Dagupan City to announce the mass and to welcome Engr. Lozada to Dagupan City were systematically removed. Two more streamers were put on the night of 3 April, Thursday. Although not removed, they were covered by huge tarpauline streamers derogatory of Engr. Jun Lozada. Dagupan City residents woke up to thousands of anti-Lozada pamphlets scattered along the streets of the City. "We love GMA" were seen hanging all over the metropolis. - more -