SSC Joins the National Day of Mourning for the spate of Killings in Negros
August 20, 2019, was declared a National Day of Mourning for the spate of killings in Negros where more than 13 farmers were killed in five days. One Faith, One Nation One Voice, an ecumenical gathering of church people for truth, justice and peace spearheaded the afternoon Mass at the Archdiocesan Shrine of the Blessed Sacrament. This was attended by different groups as well as members of the Scholastican Community with the students of the SSC School of Music serving as the choir.
After the Mass, the group proceeded to Liwasang Bonifacio where the relatives of those killed shared their experiences and other groups pledged their solidarity with the victims. Sr. Mary John Mananzan, OSB spoke on the need to end these unjust killings.
In the same regard, the Missionary Benedictine Sisters of Tutzing issued a “Statement of Grave Concern” over the recent events in the country. According to the statement, “As followers of Christ, as Filipinos, and as Scholasticans committed to truth and justice towards the transformation of our society, of our nation, we cannot be apathetic, we cannot be silent. We have to open our eyes to the realities of our times, make ourselves heard, and make a stand and respond.”