Miriam College along with Ateneo de Manila University, University of the Philippines Diliman, Kaisahang Ugnayan ng Mamamayan (KUM), and other residents of Barangay Loyola Heights unified as one community in Katipunan Avenue for a prayer vigil intended for the lives lost in the killings linked to drugs last Wednesday, September 21, 2016.
The organizers of the commemoration namely the Department of Theology, Department of International Studies, Department of Social Work, Office of Student Affairs (OSA), Miriam Identity, Spirituality and Mission Office (MISMO), Center for Peace Education, and the Campus Ministry Office of Miriam College started the prayer vigil with a mass presided by Father Albert Alejo at the Environmental Studies Institute (ESI) Conference Room.
A peaceful procession at the footbridge fronting the Gate 2 of Miriam College followed after the mass. Faculty members, students, partner communities, religious groups and other participants headed by the Council of Leaders’ Sanggunian ng mga Mag-aaral ng Miriam and International Studies Society (ISSOC) sang “Pananagutan” with lighted candles in their hands. The students joined together in unfolding a tarpaulin that says “May Halaga Ang Bawat Buhay” in delivering the message to all passersby.