Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula will wash the feet of twelve persons who will be part of the May 9 election this year. The Washing of the feet is part of the Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday, April 14, 2022, at the Manila Cathedral.
The persons whose feet will be washed by the Cardinal this year are from various sectors in our society who will fulfill important roles during the coming elections. He will wash the feet of three first-time voters, a member of the Electoral Board, officials of the Commission on Elections (COMELEC), members of the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) and a member of the press.
Here are the names:
– Ms. Therese Paman|
– Mr. Kenny Roger
– Mr. Miguel Francisco Zabala
Members of the Electoral Board:
– Ms. Angelique Lazo-Mabasa Mr. Dante Parungao
Officials of the Commission on Elections (COMELEC):
– Dir. J. Thaddeus Hernan
– Ms. Joevy Domondom
– Ms. Rose Ann Alejandro
Members of the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV):
– Dr. Arwin Serrano
– Mr. Alfie Diaz
– Mr. Ric Galang
Member of the Press:
– Ms. Tina Panganiban-Perez
Last year, former Administrator of Manila Bishop Broderick S. Pabillo washed the feet of four “New Missionaries” whose background is relevant to the celebration of the centenary of the arrival of Christian in the Philippines which also coincided with the celebration of the Year of Missio ad gentes.
Last March 27, the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) released a Pastoral Statement calling the faithful to vote for the candidates that will uplift the lives of the Filipinos.
Responding to that call, a Solidarity Mass for Moral Vote was held last April 6, 2022, at the Shrine of Our Mother of Perpetual Help (Baclaran Church) that hopes for a clean and honest election this coming May 9, 2022. The Mass was presided by Cardinal Advincula with Kalookan Bishop and CBCP President Pablo Virgilio David as homilist.
“Mga kapatid, makilahok at magpahayag tayo sa paraang makatarungan at mapayapa. Labanan naman natin ang pagsasawalang-bahala. Magmalasakit tayo, lalo na sa kapakanan ng kapwa at ng bayan,” Bishop Ambos said during his homily at the Solidarity Mass.
The Washing of the Feet is part of the Liturgy of the Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper. It is the commemoration of the Last Supper of Jesus before his passion. During that time, he also washed the feet of his disciples. This significant tradition of the Catjolic Church reminds the faithful that as disciples of Christ we are also called to serve others in the spirit of humility. (Jheng Prado/RCAM-AOC)