Making Nazareth present in the City, Mayor Carlo Rabat with First Lady Baby Rabat led the ceremonial lighting of the Belen at the City Hall compound and the Christmas Tree at the Mati Park and Baywalk.
Diocese of Mati Apostolic Administrator Fr. Edito Baño administered the blessing of both sacred Christian icons. Fr. Ed enlightens the crowd that the Belen symbolizes the humility and simplicity of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the Christmas Tree signifies the light and hope to those who constantly believe in Him.
On the other hand, Mayor Carlo also shares that this occasion is the expression of gratitude to God Almighty and the people of Mati for the marvelous things that have been bestowed to the City.
To everyone, Merry Christmas.