OK Misa de Gallo basta mag-observe sa mga health protocols

IYO ANTOY - Antolin dela Serna (Banat) - November 28, 2020 - 12:00am

Mao kini ang pamahayag ni Police Regional Office-7 Director Albert Ignatius Ferro, nga “as long as the minimum health standards are observed the church can hold the traditional Simbang Gabi. The police respect the country’s religious traditions.”

Very good.  Pero ako, aron di ko kinahanglan momata og sayo kaayo, mag-online mass lang ko. Kay tingali unya nga dili estriktong mapatuman ang social o physical distancing. Ang uban ra ba, ni-relax na, dili na mag-face mask ug dili na mag-face shield. Nisugmat ang pagka-gahig ulo.

I don’t know what they’re trying to prove. Nga dili sila madutlan sa virus? Nga kon matakdan man, dili sila manakod sa uban?

Atong hisgutan pag-usab dinhi kining mahitungod sa origin sa Misa de Gallo, o Simbang Gabi, o Mass of the Rooster. Atong kutloon pag-usab kining gikan sa Internet:

“The Simbang Gabi originated in the early days of Spanish rule over the Philippines, in or about 1660, during the early years of Christianity in the Philippines, that the Simbang Gabi became a Filipino religious service, as a practical compromise for farmers, who began work before sunrise to avoid the noonday heat out in the fields. This cherished Christmas custom eventually became a distinct feature of Philippine culture and became a symbol of sharing.”

Symbol of sharing kuno. Hinaut nga hangtud pa kini karon. Ilabina karong panahona nga gikusokuso kita sa daghang katalagman. Atong hatagan sa tukmang kahulogan ang pag-inambitay, aron ang sharing dili magpabilin nga usa lang ka symbol.

Hinuon, sumala sa napatik sa The Freeman: “The COVID-19 pandemic, however, has threatened to cancel the tradition as it gathers crowds, which is one of the easiest ways for the coronavirus to get transmitted. The national Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF), however, is yet to make a decision on the matter.”

So, ato kining huwaton, kay sa atong pagsulat niini ang IATF wala pa makahatag sa ilang decision. Among others, ang pagtambong sa dawn Masses masupak sa curfew hours. Nga kon tugotan man, matud ni Ferro: ”The local government units in Central Visayas would have to amend their executive orders as going out at dawn would violate curfew hours. We will arrange the amendment of the curfew that the LGUs in Central Visayas are implementing under their EOs because the curfew is being initiated by them.”

Ang gikinahanglan dinhi, kon tugotan man, mao ang kooperasyon sa matag manimbahay sa Santos nga  Misa. Kita ra bang mga Pinoy, gawas sa mga maayo, mga badlongon, mga abusado, ug walay disiplina sa kaugalingon.

Nga kon akoy pabut-on, dili nako tugotan ang mga dawn Masses. Kay sa atong kinaiya, dili kita makalikay  sa mass gathering, ug labaw pang dili kita makatuman sa physical distancing. So, to be safe, di lang ta mamugos pag-hold sa mga dawn Masses. Sa iyang bahin, si Cebu City Police Director Josefino Ligan nagkanayon nga kon tugotan man, the police will coordinate with the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) for preparations and will ask help from force multipliers, including barangay peace and security officers (BPSOs) in implementing minimum health protocols.

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