At least 70 priests from the Archdiocese of San Fernando, Pampanga are supporting the presidential bid of Vice President Leni Robredo and her runningmate Senator Francis Pangilinan in the May 9 election.
They believe the people need leaders who woild fight the truth amid “blatant misinformation and deliberate disinformation” and those who manifest “genuine preferential option for the poor.”
“We firmly believe that their well-thought-out platform of governance embodies the Christian vision of the world,” their statement read. “We believe that they are the most competent and morally credible leaders our beloved and benighted country needs.”
They asked the faithful “to discern, decide, and make their choice on the basis of these values and their conscience.”
Among those who signed the statement were Vicar General Fr. Francis Dizon, chancellor Fr. Danny Nacpil, and Fr. Victor Nicdao, Rector of the Mother of Good Counsel Seminary.
The clergy of the Prelature of Infanta earlier declared their support for Robredo and Pangilinan, saying that it’s their moral duty “to ensure the future of the youth and future generations.”