News Release

Message of Secretary Martin Andanar on the celebration of Christmas


Christmas is the time of the year when we remember and celebrate the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

This joyous occasion is often spent celebrating with families, loved ones, and friends, but the current situation brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic calls for us to virtually celebrate this holiday season or have our gatherings at a limited capacity.

May everyone keep in mind and observe the necessary health protocols and minimum health standards during the Yuletide season, in line with our fight against COVID-19, for us to heal and recover as one nation.

Let us also take time from our merrymaking to solemnly reflect and ponder over the lessons and morals we can learn from the Bible about Christ’s birth, and practice the humility, compassion, and kindness Christ has displayed.

Let us impart His love and blessings to others through the spirit of bayanihan and by giving to those in need.

With this, we extend our warmest greetings to all the Filipinos here and around the world as we celebrate Christmas today. ###