Written by Jay-ar Arante
Despite the power outages in a number of baranggays in the province, the Aklanons still joyfully observed the first of the 9-day night masses.
This is as many Aklan Electric Cooperative or Akelco lines damaged by Yolanda are still yet to be repaired.
Church goers nearly overflowed most of the parishes, particularly in Kalibo where over a thousand of people have said to have attended the service.
In spite of calamities, especially the super typhoon, the faith of the public seems to have strengthened even more.
The residents still eagerly woke up very early in the morning to attend the traditional evening mass.
Meanwhile, aside from checkpoints, the Philippine National Police (PNP) has also deployed more personnel to ensure the safety and security of the public.
Yesterday, December 16, the Filipino’s “9-day Christmas countdown” has commenced.
Translated by Shelah Casiano