May we extend our condolences to the families of the victims of the stampede that happened early this morning at the Philsports Arena (Ultra) in Pasig City. Our hearts bleed in sorrow for the victims who, coming from the poorest of the poor, had no other intention but to be entertained and probably get some prizes given out by the show.
While we pray for the eternal repose of their souls, we ask people of goodwill to console the mourning and extend whatever temporal assistance to the families of the victims.
MOST REV. ANGEL N. LAGDAMEO, DD
Archbishop of Jaro