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Praying and voting goes together, says bishop

Praying and voting goes together, says bishop

By CBCP News

April 13, 2019

Manila, Philippines

As the month-long overseas absentee voting started on Saturday, a Catholic bishop reminded Filipinos abroad that praying and voting goes together.

Bishop Ruperto Santos of Balanga urged OA voters to pray for fair and orderly polls with concrete action by casting a vote to influence the direction of the country.

“Our dear OFWs, as you start overseas voting, pray first and think about who will really help you and truly work for the good of country,” said Santos.

The head of the bishops’ Commission on Migrants and Itinerant People said overseas Filipino workers must vote for those who will work on their welfare.

He also urged OFWs to choose those who have “good manners and has good examples to imitate”.

“Vote wisely, choose for those who will not steal your remittances or pocket them,” said Santos.

“And remember God. Vote for those who fear God, honor God and fulfil His commandments,” he said.

The Commission on Elections is all set for the 30-day absentee voting for the midterm elections from April 13 until election day on May 13.