Former Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano on Friday encouraged inmates at the Taguig City Jail to lead new lives, saying every person in the world has made mistakes and deserves a second chance.
“Tayo lahat makasalanan pero pag nagsisi tayo, may nagbayad na po sa ating kasalanan,” Cayetano said, referring to Romans 6:23 in the Bible which says, “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
(We are all sinners but whenever we repent, know that someone has already paid for our sins.)
The former Speaker made the statement as he distributed donations to jail personnel and inmates at the city jail on October 29, 2021 as part of his yearly birthday outreach.
A day after celebrating his birthday on October 28, he personally led the distribution of hygiene kits and hot meals to 490 jail personnel and 3,850 persons deprived of liberty.
Cayetano has been visiting the Taguig City Jail every year during his birthday celebrations as part of his outreach.
Taguig 2nd District Rep. Lani Cayetano and Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) National Capital Region director Luisito Muñoz also joined the activity.
Cayetano said the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is an opportunity for the public to pursue compassion since it has spared no one.
“Itong pandemic na ito ay pagkakataon to care for each and every person,” he said.
(This pandemic is an opportunity to care for each and every person.)
The former Speaker vowed to support inmates whose families own sari-sari stores, as well as persons deprived of liberty who show good behavior.