Archbishop laments ‘disturbing’ Senate race results

Archbishop laments ‘disturbing’ Senate race results

Archbishop Rolando Tria Tirona. PHOTO FROM THE CACERES ARCHDIOCESE FACEBOOK PAGE

By CBCP News

May 17, 2019

Manila, Philippines

A Church official has lamented the “disturbing and frustrating” outcome of the senatorial elections, as he called for intensive voters’ education.

Archbishop Rolando Tria Tirona of Caceres said that voters’ education is the key to have good leaders who can truly be public servants.

He said the situation should challenge Catholics to be “more persistent” in changing the mindset and voting preferences of the public.

“We must take seriously the voters education beginning with our youths through our Catholic schools, parishes and youth organizations,” Tirona said.

He made the statement as the senatorial race is poised to be dominated by Malacañang allies.

Nevertheless, the archbishop lauded the generally peaceful midterm elections.

He also appealed for prayers that those elected on the local and national level “must deliver what they promised during the campaign season”.

“We likewise pray and be vigilant that the important principle of check and balance may not be eradicated,” Tirona added.

“And may the elected leaders do their fresh mandate with dedication and unselfish service for the common good,” he also said.