MANILA, Philippines — The tandem of presidential contender Vice President Leni Robredo and Sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan gained the help of monks from the Diocese of Gumaca within the province of Quezon.
“Pagkatapos ng sama-samang pananalangin, pangingilatis, at pagsusuri ng mga monitor information at plataforma de govierno ng mga kandidato para sa pambansang pamahalaan, kami ay naglalatag ng indibidwal na suporta sa kandidatura nina VP Leni Robredo at Sen. Kiko Pangilinan,” stated the monks in a press release.
(After joint prayers, scrutiny, and evaluation of the monitor information and platforms of the candidates for nationwide authorities, we lay out our particular person help for the candidacy of VP Leni Robredo and Sen. Kiko Pangilinan.)
“Nakikita namin sa kanila ang kabutihan, katapatan, at kakayahan sa pamumuno. Kahanga-hanga ang inspirasyon na kanilang naibibigay sa sambayanan, at ang pagmamahal sa bayan at kapwa na kanilang napupukaw sa kanilang mga taga-suporta,” they added.
(We see in them goodness, honesty, and management skill. The inspiration they offer to the individuals is wonderful, and the love for the nation and which they achieve from their supporters.)
In accordance with the Diocese, each Robredo and Pangilinan have been chosen as the best candidates based mostly on the next requirements:
- Concern of God and acknowledges the sacredness of every life
- Not a part of a clan or system that solely serves based mostly on self-interest
- Has already proved good and sincere service, with out counting on empty phrases
- Has a practical understanding of the nation’s issues and the challenges of governing it
- Has a transparent plan for the event of the nation, together with overseas relations
- Has integrity, and is an effective position mannequin for every employees member of the federal government
The monks then vowed that with the looming elections and the present system that “perpetuates corruption and oppresses these with pure intentions,” they are going to not stand idly by.
“Tinatanggap namin ang hamon ng pakikisangkot nang higit sa nakaugalian para sa pagbabago ng sistemang pulitikal,” stated over 60 monks who signed the assertion.
(We settle for the problem of partaking greater than regular for the transformation of the political system.)
“Hindi na kami maaaring manood na lamang sa isang tabi at umasa na iba ang magsusulong ng pagbabago. Bilang mga lingkod ng sambayanan ng mga mananampalatayang Kristiyano, alam namin ang aming lugar sa lipunan, at ang aming mga tungkulin sa bayan,” they added.
(We are able to not simply watch on the sidelines and hope that others will promote change. As servants of the neighborhood of Christian believers, we all know our place in society, and our duties to the individuals.)
The Diocese stated that the endorsement was introduced in response to the Catholic Bishops’ Convention of the Philippines (CBCP’s) name to make sure one another’s welfare.
“Kaming mga pari ng Diyosesis ng Gumaca ay nagkasundong mag-ambag nang higit sa nakasanayan para sa kinabukasan ng ating bansa,” stated the monks.
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