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PIA Press Release
2005/12/30

Kasadya sa Pasko 2005: Singing hyms of praise and thanksgiving

By Neela G. Duallo

Davao City (30 December) -- Christmas is such an appropriate time to praise and thank our Creator for all the blessings that came our way, and for all the wonderful things He has done for us.

With this in reckoning, the concept for the choral competition visualized by DXHM-Radyo Totoo was formally completed.

The choral competition will be a manifestation of praise and thanksgiving through our favorite Christmas carols.

The KASADYA SA PASKO 2005 was inspired also by the choral competition organized by District Two Rep. Cong. Mayo Almario two years ago.

But what makes it different this time is that the choral competition is open to choir groups of all religious denominations, a very clear indication that the radio station is definitely and absolutely pursing peace, though in the most special way.

"It's time that again, we as Catholics, strengthens our deep longing for inter-religious unity, for ecumenism. And this is it," said Fr. Dennis Alingalan, station manager of DXHM.

As the Organizer, DXHM is overwhelmed to hear very favorable feedback from other sects, particularly those who were given invitations.

"We feel our importance, and we are grateful for the invitation" said one member of the Faith Tabernacle group.

Cong. Mayo Almario also nodded affirmatively to the concept, and to the idea of opening the competition to Catholic and non-Catholic choir groups.

"Not all pursuits have the same vision, and I am happy that Kasadya sa Pasko just made one of it's kind in the locality". Though the word unity might be over used, but such effort is really timeless, as we aspire peace to no end".

As the countdown to Christmas almost comes to an end, and as the competition draws near, the excitement for the choral competition escalates.

Kasadya Sa Pasko 2005 is designed to be one of the biggest, if not the biggest event for this Christmas and for this year.

DXHM is leaving no stones unturned to ascertain success of the event.

Every little detail is keenly and meticulously looked into, as what they did to their previous events.

And the choral competition might be over, and more choral competitions may come, but one real good thing that illuminates from the choral competition is the blossoming friendship between the organizers and the participants, particularly from the other denominations.

For Christmas 2005, the sweetest carols is yet to be heard, as it is composed of one unified voice, singing for his glory, singing for a wish of all the good things in this mundane world. (DXHM-Mati) [top]

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