Make feast of Sto. Niño a peaceful one – Lim

MANILA Mayor Alfredo S. Lim asked Tondo residents to celebrate Sunday feast of the Sto. Nino in a peaceful and orderly manner as possible.

“Sana po ay sa tiyan natin ilagay ang alak at huwag sa ulo.  Mas maganda pa nga kung `wag na po tayong uminom ng alak, marami namang paraan para ipagdiwang ang piyesta”

Lim appealed to the Tondo residents., who himself is a true-blue resident of Tondo where he grew up, became a professional and raised his children, said the annual celebration must not be marred by petty fights sometimes leading to rumbles and even tragedy instead of celebration.

He said that while drinking sessions never fail to attend the celebration of the said fiesta, the revelers should make sure that they know their limitations.

The mayor also said that instead of spending precious money on liquor and other intoxicating beverages, the residents may instead spend on food and other forms of entertainment to mark the event.

Sing-along or videoke sessions and parlor games, he said, are better and more pleasant alternatives to drinking.

Meanwhile, Lim directed Manila Police District (MPD) Director Chief Superintendent Alex Gutierrez to ensure that the Tondo area will be trouble-free today.

Gutierrez, for his part, said additional mobile policemen in various parts of Tondo, particularly in chaos-prone areas, will be deployed to guard against unruly revelers and ensure that the fiesta celebrations will be orderly and marked by sobriety as ordered by the mayor.

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