Hope and faith

Sun.Star Davao - - NEWS - BY MARK PERANDOS

IT is only the first month of 2018, but the feel­ing of re­sent­ment was im­me­di­ately felt by the res­i­dents of Purok 1 Brgy. 40-D, Davao City, as their area was marked as per­ma­nent dan­ger zone be­ing sit­u­ated right along the bank of Davao River.

The City Engi­neer's Of­fice has as­sisted the res­i­dents to de­mol­ish their homes. A to­tal of 150 houses were in the first batch for de­mo­li­tion, where res­i­dents agreed to vol­un­tar­ily take down their homes.

Prior to the de­mo­li­tion, Davao City Mayor In­day Sara Duterte-Car­pio said that the de­mo­li­tion was ap­proved by the Pres­i­den­tial Com­mis­sion for the Ur­ban Poor (PCUP).

It hurts to lose a home, but the af­fected res­i­dents still man­aged to smile. There is hope in their eyes, the hope to rise again af­ter los­ing their homes.

Jan­uary is also the month of the Black Nazarene. Hun­dreds of devo­tees went to the San Pe­dro Cathe­dral on San Pe­dro St., Davao City, just to touch the im­age of the Nazarene be­liev­ing that this can heal them as well as grant their wishes.

Peo­ple of dif­fer­ent ages com­ing from dif­fer­ent places joined the cel­e­bra­tion, their faith on the Black Nazarene unit­ing them.

It is just the first month of the year but in the midst of our life's events we must con­tinue to keep our faith in God be­cause He is the only one that will an­swer all of our prayers.

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