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CBCP head exhorts laity for stronger Catholic vote in 2016
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MANILA, May 21, 2013—A week after election, a Catholic bishop has acknowledged the existence of a Catholic vote in the recent polls, thanking groups that banded together to help the faithful discern how to choose candidates based on faith and morality.
Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines president and Cebu Archbishop Jose S. Palma, D.D. said the existence of a Catholic vote was truly felt and seen in the mid-term elections.
"This is what we have been saying, in the sense that these groups' actual message is the importance of them being Catholics," said Palma in the vernacular.Read more...
As elections loom, past documents throw light on present challenges to pro-life legislators
MANILA – May 7, 2013 – With this year's elections less than a week away, the need to persuade voters to elect legislators who will fearlessly expose, and stand up, to foreign lobbies is greater than ever. This is even more pressing when it comes to foreign lobbies that seek to use legislation to overturn Filipino traditional values when it comes to family, marriage and sexuality.
This was the message of Anthony Perez, President of Filipinos for Life, in a recent discussion with CBCP for Life.Read more...
The way to go for PH politics
By Antonio Montalvan II
Philippine Daily Inquirer
9:50 pm | Sunday, May 5th, 2013
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Ang Kapatiran Party's three senatorial candidates may not win on May 13. Even if they lose, I like to think that the party will emerge as the real winner in the 2013 elections. By fielding candidates, it has already achieved part of its objective—to start the political education of Filipino voters. Fielding three candidates in a race where the name of the game is money, public visibility and behind-the-scenes political maneuvering is already an act of fortitude vis-à-vis established, present-day political norms.
Ang Kapatiran is the only political party with a solid party ideology. Call it quixotic or utopian in a political game where the defining factors are decidedly celebrity politics, pork barrel, patronage, payoff, deception, hypocrisy, dishonesty and immoral compromises. But even if they don't get elected, the three candidates and their party have already influenced the future of Philippine elections.Read more...
SVM Ilagan endorses seven senatorial candidates
CAUAYAN CITY , ISABELA – The Solidarity Vote Movement Diocesan Chapter (SVM-DC) of the Diocese of Isabela indorsed seven (7) Senatorial candidates.
Basing on the criteria that the candidates must be pro-God, pro-life, pro-family and anti-dynasty, SVM-DC released on Saturday, April 20, 2013, the names of the candidates the diocesan lay movement is supporting:
1. LITO DAVID (9, Kapatiran)
2. JC DELOS REYES (10, Kapatiran)
3. BALDOMERO FALCONE (14, Democratic Party)
4. MARWIL LLASOS (20, Kapatiran)
5. MITOS MAGSAYSAY (23, UNA)
6. CHRISTIAN SEÑERES (29, Democratic Party)
7. ANTONIO TRILLANES (20, Team Pnoy)Read more...
Church launches voting guide
By Perseus Echeminada (The Philippine Star) | Updated April 22, 2013 - 12:00am
MANILA, Philippines - The Catholic Church formally launched yesterday the Kilatisin ang Karapatdapat na Kandidato (KKK), a video presentation to guide voters in choosing the right candidates in the coming May 13 elections.
The two-minute video presentation to be shown in churches after Sunday mass reminds the faithful on the sanctity of life from birth to death, the sanctity of marriage, responsibility of the parents for the sex education of their children, and if candidates are advocates of the Catholic belief or not.Read more...