Incoming president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), Bishop Pablo Virgilio David of Caloocan, told the faithful public to vote for trustworthy aspirants and not those who disobeyed the basic Ten Commandments.
“Follow the commandments. Do not kill. Do not steal. Do not lie. D’on pa lang, iiksi na ang listahan,” he quoted another priest, Jesuit Fr. Jett Villarin.
He added: “Fr. Jett was right. If the criteria are clear and obvious, the list can easily be trimmed down. But then of course, what is obvious for some is not so obvious for others – especially for the killers, the thieves, the liars and their enablers and supporters.”
“We should in fact, be ashamed to call ourselves Christians if we don’t actively participate in getting the trustworthy candidates voted into office. That is, if we care at all about the future of our country,” he continued.
David added: “It is not enough to pray for good candidates, which, of course, is also important. The Lord has given us those candidates already. Unfortunately, the Lord is not a voter in the coming elections. We are.”
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