They remind Filipinos ‘of their sacred obligation to vote and to vote just for the proper leaders of this our beloved nation, the Philippines, to decide on and to elect true servant-leaders whose hearts are actually after the center of the Good Shepherd – identical to Leni and Kiko’
MANILA, Philippines – 5 days earlier than the elections, over 1,200 clergymen, bishops, and deacons formally endorsed the candidacy of presidential candidate Vice President Leni Robredo and her operating mate Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan.
At a press convention on Wednesday, Could 4, the Clergy for the Ethical Selection (CMC) made the attraction to Filipinos “to remind them gently but firmly of their sacred obligation to vote and to vote just for the proper leaders of this our beloved nation, the Philippines, to decide on and to elect true servant-leaders whose hearts are actually after the center of the Good Shepherd – identical to Leni and Kiko.”
“Hindi tayo umaangat. Kung gusto natin umangat ang ating bansa, pumili naman tayo ng maayos-ayos…. Hindi puwede na lesser evil tayo on a regular basis. Kailangan lumantad ang simbahan,” stated Bishop Tony Tobias.
(We’re not progressing. If we need to our nation to progress, we have to select the proper leaders. We will’t simply all the time go for the lesser evil. The church has to make a stand.)
The Catholic clergymen’ endorsement comes a day after the spiritual group Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) formally endorsed the tandem of Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and Sara Duterte. (READ: Like in 2016, INC endorses Marcos Jr.-Duterte)
The late dictator’s son has been main the pre-election voter choice surveys with Robredo trailing behind him by a large margin. Within the newest Pulse Asia survey, Robredo’s voter choice was regular at 23%, whereas Marcos Jr.’s voting choice stayed at 56%, protecting together with his numbers from the March survey.
In an interview with DZMM’s TeleRadyo on Wednesday, Pulse Asia president Ronald Holmes stated that voter preferences can nonetheless change. He stated that the continuing house-to-house campaigns can nonetheless be a recreation changer of the election outcomes on Could 9. (READ: The Pink Wave: Robredo’s volunteer motion defies conventional campaigns)
On April 23, Robredo staged her greatest marketing campaign rally to date, drawing 412,000 “kakampinks” in Pasay Metropolis. Over 50 of among the greatest names within the Philippine leisure trade, together with fashionable comic Vice Ganda appeared onstage and endorsed Robredo. (READ: Robredo’s marching orders to 412,000 in Pasay: Open your hearts, struggle pretend information)
Holmes additionally stated that the elections now’s a lot completely different from previous elections. That is additionally the primary time that the Philippines will maintain elections in the course of a pandemic. – Rappler.com