Politicians convince Rosales to join anti-Cha-cha rally

June 12, 2009 12:06 pm 

MANILA, June 12 – Manila Archbishop Gaudencio Cardinal Rosales said that some politicians approached him to join protest actions against a move to amend the Constitution.

“May mga politicians na pumunta sa akin (There were politicians who approached me) but I’m not going to tell you but I’m very frank here, I tell you there are politicians who come to me and they want me [to support anti-cha-cha rally] pero ang sabi ko sa kanila I’m not a politician and I’m not partisan,” he said, in an interview over Radio Veritas 846 Friday.

The Cardinal said as servant of God, his job was to teach and lead the faithful into the right path, and should not take any sides that might further divide the country.

Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Oscar Cruz, Caloocan Bishop Deogracias Iniguez and Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo, all officials of the Catholic Bishop Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), joined the anti-cha-cha rally held in Makati City last Wednesday.

Rosales reiterated the Church’s stand against any move to change the Constitution but after 2010 polls and through Constitutional Convention (Con-Con).

Rosales, however, said there were loopholes in the more than 20-year old charter that need to be plugged in. (PNA)



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