MALACAÑANG on Thursday said it is one with Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle's call to work for the rehabilitation of areas hit by calamities and eradicating corruption.
Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio “Sonny” Coloma Jr. also said the Aquino administration joins the Catholic faith in celebrating the feast of the Black Nazarene, one of the country's strongest shows of faith.
"We are one with the Filipino people and the entire Catholic community in praying and working for the rehabilitation of calamity areas while remaining vigilant in eradicating corruption and institutionalizing reforms through good governance," he said in a statement.
Earlier Thursday, Tagle took a dig against corruption during his homily at a Mass marking the Feast of the Black Nazarene at the Quirino Grandstand.
Tagle also called on Filipinos not to forget the victims of calamities including those in past years.
Such calamities are aside from the recent ones such as the magnitude-7.2 Bohol quake and super typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan).
Meanwhile, Coloma said the administration affirms Tagle's call to exercise faith and manifest love of God in thought and in deed.
"We affirm the call of Cardinal Tagle that as Christians, we should exercise our faith and manifest our love of God both in thought and in deed. As he said, 'Ang hindi nakakalimot sa Diyos, hindi nakakalimot sa kapwa,'" he said. (PND)