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The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) on Sunday stressed the importance of the incoming elections.
CBCP President and Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David in a pastoral letter said leaders will determine to whom Filipinos would entrust their lives and destiny in the coming six years.
“Kailangan natin ng mga lider at mambabatas na taos-puso ang hangarin at maaasahan ang kakayahang maglingkod para sa kapakanan ng ating mga bayan: munisipyo, lungsod, probinsya at ng buong bansa,” he said.
David encouraged the faithful to take actions to ensure a free and fair democratic election, which should involve more discussion and analysis of political and current issues.
He also encourages voters to examine candidates by taking into account the following factors:
Reputation of a candidate.
“Mag-demand tayo ng accountability at transparency sa mga kandidato, sa mga namumuno, at sa ating mga sarili. Nais natin ng patas na eleksyon,” the prelate added.
Contributed by Thimy Rose D. Noveno