PRAY FOR THE MAY 2016 PHILIPPINE ELECTIONS.
VOTE WITH REASON NOT WITH EMOTION. VOTE WISELY.
As a Catholic priest, I should not and do not want to speak about politics for it is not my task. However, I am aware of my and the Church’s task to proclaim and uphold social justice so as to promote and protect the dignity of the human person, moved by the love of God and of one’s neighbor. It is worthwhile to urge and remind all Filipinos to make use of this right properly for the good of our country and our people.
As such, I call on all my fellowmen to PRAY FOR THE FORTHCOMING 2016 ELECTIONS IN THE PHILIPPINES ON MAY 9, SO THAT PEACE AND HONESTY WOULD PREVAIL
Concerned with the plight of the Filipinos and of my country, I APPEAL TO MY FELLOWMEN TO VOTE WISELY.
VOTE WITH YOUR REASON AND NOT WITH YOUR EMOTIONS.
IS YOUR CANDIDATE:
– OF GOOD MORAL STANDING?
– CAPABLE OF GOOD GOVERNANCE?
– RESPECTFUL OF THE FUNDAMENTAL HUMAN RIGHTS ESPECIALLY OF THE POOR?
– GIVE GOOD EXAMPLE BOTH IN PUBLIC AND PRIVATE?
– OBSERVANT OF ALL MORAL VALUES?
– AND ABOVE ALL, A GOD-FEARING PERSON?
It is about time that WE, FILIPINOS, SHOULD WAKE UP AND NOT BE SWAYED AWAY IN OUR PERSONAL DECISION, REJECTING WHATEVER FORM OF VOTE BUYING, OF COERCION FROM SECTARIAN GROUPS AND OF A MERE CONSIDERATION OF THE ELECTIONS AS A POPULARITY CONTEST.
Rather, in the moment of electing our government officials, FILIPINOS SHOULD THINK ABOUT WHO COULD REALLY CONTRIBUTE TO THE GOOD OF OUR COUNTRY and OUR FELLOWMEN, UPLIFTING THE LIVING CONDITIONS OF THOSE WHO ARE VICTIMS OF POVERTY, CORRUPTION AND INJUSTICES.
VOTE FOR WHOMEVER YOU MIGHT WANT TO BUT MAKE SURE THAT YOU ARE GUIDED BY RIGHT REASON, CHOOSING THE BEST AMONG THE CANDIDATES BY VIRTUE OF THEIR GOOD MORAL RECORD, AUTHENTIC CAPACITY OF GOVERNANCE AND THEIR REAL COMMITMENT TO UPHOLD THE MORAL VALUES WHICH PROMOTE SOCIAL JUSTICE AND THE DIGNITY OF EVERY HUMAN PERSON.
MAY GOD BLESS THE PHILIPPINES!
Fr. Rolly A.
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