Friday, May 4, 2007

Filipino Bishops Prepare for Elections

It was noted in an article in Zenit, that Filipino "Bishops are trying to prepare Filipinos for the May 14 national elections, calling above all for prayer." Also, from the article, "The president of the bishops' conference of the Philippines, Archbishop Angel Lagdameo of Jaro, said in a statement: 'We exhort everyone to be vigilant, to pray and to offer penance for this intention.'".Judging from other stories reported from Philippines,the Bishops' plea is certainly called for.According to an article in “ former President Cory Aquino's phone was recently discovered to be "bugged".In a quote from that article,"The discovery further heated up the political atmosphere, with Aquino’s only son, Genuine Opposition senatorial candidate Benigno "Noynoy” Aquino III, Thursday demanding that the government do something about it."
In a piece from the Manila Bulletin Online, a survey shows that 7 out of 10 Filipinos believe that vote-buying will "probably or definitely" happen on Election Day, May 14.
It's little wonder that the standard of living for the poor Filipinos has not advanced.The promises of the politicians aren't likely to be kept.
The majority of Filipinos are nominally Christian,but very little Christian love and charity is shown by the elite.

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