Balanga prelate to Mayor Isko: Work for welfare, rights of OFWs

Published November 11, 2021, 7:47 AM

by Leslie Ann Aquino

Balanga, Bataan Bishop has asked presidential aspirant Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso to work for the welfare and rights of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs).

Bishop Ruperto Santos (CBCP / FILE PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN)

“I told him to put God first and to work for the welfare and rights of our OFWs and seafarers,” he said in a statement.

Domagoso was in Bataan on Wednesday, Nov. 10.

Santos said he also reminded the mayor to imitate the qualities of their patron saint St. Joseph.

“As I blessed him, I reminded him of our Diocesan patron Saint Joseph and to imitate the qualities of Saint Joseph, that is, faithfulness, firm and fearless,” he said.

According to the prelate, Domagoso is not new to Bataan as he is from barangay Landing in the town of Pilar.

“As a boy he worked in rice field gathering left over stacks of rice. That was before he moved to Tondo,” said Santos.

He said Domagoso’s grandmother is also buried in Pilar.

Santos also revealed that during the early months of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Isko’s mother was confined in Santo Rosario Centro Medico in Balanga, whom at that time the diocese prayed and offered Holy Masses.

“He expressed his gratitude to Bataan and to the Church for that that time and what he is now. He traced his roots here,” he said.

 
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