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De Lima: Remember victims of 'drug war' this All Saints' Day, All Souls' Day.

Opposition Senator Leila de Lima urged the public on Wednesday to remember those who died from the administration's brutal war on drugs, as the nation observes All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day.

In a statement, the detained legislator said: 'Ngayon, hindi na lang natin inaalala ang mga namatay, kundi maging ang mga pinatay nating kapamilya at kababayan dahil sa madugong kampanya laban sa droga ng rehimeng Duterte.'

'Kabilang po dito ang 17 taong gulang na si Kian delos Santos, 19 taong gulang na si Carl Arnaiz, 14 na taong gulang na si Reynaldo de Guzman, at 15 taong gulang na si Charlie Jean Du at ang batang nasa kanyang sinapupunan,' she added.

Meanwhile, other senators suggested that families take this opportunity to bond and have a meaningful 'Undas'.

Senators Grace Poe and Sherwin Gatchalian wished Filipinos a peaceful and safe commemoration of All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day.

'Remembering our departed loved ones during All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day is a long-standing tradition of the Filipino family. May this year's observance serve as a fitting occasion to strengthen and affirm our family ties,' Poe said in a statement issued on Tuesday.

'Ibayong pag-iingat sa lahat ng bibisita sa kanilang mga mahal sa buhay ngayong Undas. Isang mapayapang Araw ng mga Santo sa inyo! #Undas2017,' Gatchalian said in his Twitter post.

Ibayong pag-iingat sa lahat ng bibisita sa kanilang mga mahal sa buhay ngayong Undas. Isang mapayapang Araw ng mga Santo sa inyo! #Undas2017 pic.twitter.com/yj1q9jzfxj

- Win Gatchalian (@WinGatchalian74) October 31, 2017

Senator Gregorio Honasan, meanwhile, encouraged the public to make this year's remembrance of the dead meaningful and inspiring.

'A memorable, meaningful, and spiritually uplifting All Saint's and All Soul's Day to all. God bless and Godspeed,' Honasan said in a Twitter post.

A memorable, meaningful, and spiritually uplifting All Saint's and All Soul's Day to all. God bless and Godspeed. pic.twitter.com/WJFITXz3K1

- Gringo Honasan (@gringo_honasan) October 30, 2017

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Publication:Philippines Daily Inquirer (Makati City, Philippines)
Date:Nov 1, 2017
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