|A Christmas greeting to Myrna and Manolet
December 30, 1987
Myrna and Manolet,
Today is Rizal Day! Today marks the commemoration of the 91st death anniversary of Dr. Jose P. Rizal. He died in a violent way.
Speaking of violence , your prayer of peace is very timely. 1987 was the year of violence, the list of violent events is long...Mendiola Massacre, AFP-Vigilante and NPA- Sparrow killings, Lean Alejandro murder, Dante-Balweg-Prudente ambush attempts, two P.A.L. airline crashes and passenger ship Doña Paz and oil tanker collision.
As we here pray and work for genuine and lasting PEACE BASED ON SOCIAL JUSTICE, we hope that the Filipinos abroad could exert effort to appeal to the American Public and the U.S. policy makers to STOP U.S. intervention in Philippine affairs so as to end the ward between brother Filipinos.
May the Christmas spirit of peace, love and joy be felt everyday by every Filipino and friends abroad!
Truth, Reason and Justice,
Reuben, Vida and Rafael