Banking on the popularity of statement shirts among Filipinos, the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines and Radyo Veritas is going full steam ahead in promoting “Huwag Kang Magnakaw” shirts to the public this holiday season.
The one-liner is a translation of “Thou Shall Not Steal,” one of the Lord’s Ten Commandments given to Moses as related in the Holy Bible. The initiative began a few months ago, with Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of the Archdiocese of Manila himself promoting it.
Speaking to Radyo Veritas, Fr. Nonong Fajardo, head of the Archdiocese of Manila’s Public Affairs Ministry, wearing the shirt can be a way for Filipinos to show to all, particularly government officials, their strong disapproval of corruption.
The priest added that the message in the shirt becomes all the more relevant given because of Pope Francis’ apostolic visit next month as well as the designation of 2015 as the Year of the Poor.
PS: Interested parties may contact Radyo Veritas‘ marketing department at 925-79-32 for queries. Discounts are available for bulk orders.