Cardinal Jose Advincula, the Archbishop of Manila, released a video message after the recent national and local elections held in the Philippines.
“In this time, it would be better for all to stay calm and for everyone to believe in the democratic process,” the prelate said, according to CBCP News. “Let us continue to love, care, and pray for our country.”
According to the archbishop, participating in the elections is part of the mission of the Church. Archbishop Advincula said, “We become good Christians by being good citizens.”
The archbishop used the opportunity to express thanks to everybody involved in the May 9 elections, especially the poll volunteers. He mentioned that there were many young people present who wanted to ensure the election’s integrity and encouraged them to keep caring for their country. He said, “Don’t stop dreaming and giving yourself for our Motherland.”
With over 31 million votes, Ferdinand Marcos Jr, the son of former dictator Ferdinand Marcos, is the presumptive presidential winner based on the partial and unofficial count of the Commission on Elections. - Shalom World
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