Rio de Janeiro’s iconic Christ the Redeemer statue projected the Philippine flag with the words “Salamat (Thank you) and “Pag-asa (Hope)” to honor Filipino medical frontliners.
The statue was illuminated on Easter Sunday dressed up as a doctor wearing a stethoscope as the words of thank you and hope translated in different languages, and maps of the countries appeared.
During the light show, Rio de Janeiro’s Archibishop, Cardinal Orani João Tempesta led the mass to pay tribute to medical frontliners around the world at the base of the Christ the Redeemer.
Medical professionals removing their face mask, and slogans Fique em casa (Stay at home) and Estamos Juntos (We are together) were also shown.
This is the second time the Philippines was projected on the world-famous statue in Brazil.
On March 18, the Philippine flag was projected on the world-famous Christ the Redeemer as the statue was lit up with maps and flags of countries affected by COVID-19 pandemic during the celebration of a mass.
The University of the Philippines Singing Ambassadors members and alumni from around the world came together online to sing “The Prayer” to honor doctors and frontliners who have lost their lives to COVID-19.
WATCH the video here and SEND CHEERS in the comments below to the people of Brazil for honoring Filipino medical frontliners in the fight against COVID-19.
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