Palace advises Pinoys: Make ‘GMRC’ part of baon to papal events

Manila Archbishop Antonio Luis G. Tagle as announces the visit of Pope Francis to the Philippines on January 15-19 next year during a press conference July 29, 2014 in Intramuros, Manila. (MNS photo)

Manila Archbishop Antonio Luis G. Tagle as announces the visit of Pope Francis to the Philippines on January 15-19 next year during a press conference July 29, 2014 in Intramuros, Manila. (MNS photo)

MANILA, Jan 10 (Mabuhay) – Aside from snacks and medicine, Filipinos who want to attend the public events during Pope Francis’ visit may want to bring one more item: good manners and right conduct.

Malacañang suggested this Saturday as it noted the crowds during this year’s papal visit could be bigger than those in 1995 when now-Saint John Paul II visited the country.

Hindi lang yung kaunting snacks at gamot at maliit na first aid kit, pati ang good manners and right conduct,” deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said on government-run dzRB radio, referring to what Filipinos should bring.

Valte also said the Palace will issue advisories and tips this coming week, in the days leading to the pope’s visit.

Pope Francis is due to arrive Jan. 15, and will stay in the Philippines until Jan. 19. He will take part in events in Metro Manila and Leyte.

Hindi maliit ang crowd na expect namin. Beginning Monday, we will be releasing materials or advisories in different visual forms,” Valte said.

Such materials will aid those who want to participate in papal events, she said.

“Ang spiritual preparations nasa Catholic Church, sa government we want those to attend any of the papal events na handa sila, dala nila ang kanilang maliit na first aid kits in clear plastic bag, alam nila where the portalets or exits are,” she said.

The government will also come out with advisories on road closures and flights starting Monday, she added. (MNS)

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