Sunday, 01 November 2020 17:58

CBCP to Communication Ministers: Use social media to help people during Typhoon

“I also ask all SocCom (Social Communications) ministries to help in the dissemination information regarding the forthcoming typhoon. Try your best to provide TRUE, TIMELY and USEFUL INFORMATION to our people.” This was the message of Most Rev. Marcelino Antonio Maralit, Jr., 

head of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines – Episcopal Commission on Social Communications (CBCP-ECSC) during an interview with Radio Veritas.

Most Rev. Marcelino Antonio Maralit, Jr., Head of CBCP-Episcopal Commission on Social Communications | File Photo of RCAM-AOC


Bishop Maralit, who is also the bishop of the Diocese of Boac, has called on the social communications ministry of all the parishes in the country to make use of the media, particularly the social media, in disseminating information about typhoon Rolly for people to be informed and guided. Rolly is said to be the world’s strongest typhoon so far in 2020 according to the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).

The Bishop pointed out the importance of being prepared as well as being informed of the situation and the advisories from various agencies during times of calamities to ensure the safety of the people, emphasizing that it is more important than any of the material possessions.

“Try your best to prepare what we can and please listen to the warnings being given. And always remember that your life is much more important than anything we may own,” said the Bishop.

Bishop Maralit then urged the faithful to unite in prayer and ask God’s mercy and protection from the threats brought about by typhoon Rolly in the country.

“Sa lahat po let us pray together and ask for the Almighty’s Loving protection that we may be saved from the threat of this coming typhoon. Let us entrust ourselves to our God, and believe that even if we are hit by this typhoon, our Lord, just like in any of the trials we have already gone through, would always give us the graces we need to get back on our feet. We will survive this together,” Bishop Maralit said. (Jheng Prado/RCAM-AOC)


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