by Gaby B. Keith / PIO
The city government through the Baguio Character Council and Baguio-Benguet Ecumenical Group is conducting an ecumenical sunrise service on Easter Sunday starting 4:45 a.m. at Malcolm Square with the theme, “He is Risen! Hallelujah!”
The religious service is part of this year’s Summer Vacation (Sumvac) in Baguio activities.
Mayor Mauricio Domogan, BCC chairperson, said the family event for residents and visitors aims to encourage and build stronger and better families, sustain efforts in building an eternal family unit, and provide physical and spiritual needs.
“We must learn to love and serve one another, observe and follow God’s commandments in order to become good citizens,” he added.
Bishop Rodolfo Juan of the Davao Episcopal Area is the guest of honor and speaker.
The mayor is also delivering a message while Councilor Elmer Datuin, co-chair of Sumvac 2017, and City Administrator Carlos Canilao, are giving the welcome and closing remarks, respectively. Former councilor Philian Weygan-Allan of the BBEG is giving the opening remarks.
Rep. Mark Go is leading representatives from various churches, religious groups, and private sector and government offices in reading selected Bible passages. Pastor Arnold Santonia of the Light of the World Christian Center is delivering a Prayer of Thanksgiving.
John Gaerlan, Gateway Community Church, St. Paul Episcopal Church, Zion Church, Hallelujah Chorus, and the Baguio City Police Choir are also performing in the event.