CEBU CITY - Thousands of Filipino youths joined the opening of the National Youth Day 2019 held in Cebu City Wednesday.
The gathering, which drew 15,000 according to police estimates, started with a prayer walk from the Cebu City Sports Complex to the Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño.
Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma presided the Mass and urged delegates to strengthen their faith to God.
"In the journey of life, we do not walk alone. Jesus walks with us," he said.
The National Youth Day 2019 runs until Sunday, April 28. - Report from Donna Lavares, ABS-CBN News