Select Page

Bishop slams vote-buying in Palawan

Bishop slams vote-buying in Palawan

Bishop Socrates Mesiona of Puerto Princesa. AVPP UGNAYAN

By CBCP News

May 6, 2022

Puerto Princesa City, Palawan

Just three days before the elections, a Catholic bishop on Friday raised alarm over reports of rampant vote-buying in Palawan province.

Without naming names, Bishop Socrates Mesiona of Puerto Princesa said certain politicians are using money to influence voters.

“As Election Day approaches, I am concerned over the reports of open use of money to get the votes of the people,” Mesiona said in a pastoral letter released Friday.

The bishop then reminded the people not to accept money from election candidates, reiterating that their votes are sacred.

“Don’t be deceived by money,” appealed Mesiona.

“Let us also remain vigilant so that truth, goodness and peace will prevail in our society,” he also said.

DONATE TO CBCP NEWS

CBCPNews is a church-based news agency operated by the Media Office of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines.  This apostolate aims at helping the work of the new evangelization through the news media.  This is non-commercial and non-profit.  That being the case, it totally depends on generosity of its readers and supporters.

Should you wish to donate kindly press the donate button.  Thank you.

 

Get your Advent and Christmas Devotionals