Bishops break tradition, back JC de los Reyes’ candidacy
Posted by akosistella on March 7, 2010
Breaking with tradition, six local Catholic bishops have officially announced their support for Ang Kapatiran Party standard bearer JC de los Reyes, calling it “the conscience vote for 2010.”
Lipa Archbishop Ramon Arguelles, Bacolod Bishop Vicente Navarra, Bishop Antonio Pepito Palang of San Jose, Mindoro, Novaliches Bishop Antonio Tobias, Joseph Nacua of Ilagan, and retired Bishop Teodoro Bacani, declared support for De los Reyes, who is an outspoken critic of the controversial Reproductive Health RH Bill.
In an article posted on the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines CBCP website on Saturday, however, the Church announced that it is “breaking [the] tradition of offering commentary on election-related moral issues without endorsing candidates.”
Gibo vows less use of executive privilege under his presidency
Administration party presidential bet Gilberto Teodoro Jr. on Friday said he wants “minimal use” of executive privilege if he is elected to the presidency in the upcoming May polls.
Asked in a forum about projects of the Arroyo administration that he intends not to continue, Teodoro replied that he wants the use of the executive privilege to be kept at “a minimum.”
“I think the demand of the people is for administration change and a leadership change. I guarantee transparency. I will use to a minimum, without saying that I will abandon, executive privilege,” he said.
Edu Manzano to quit showbiz regardless of poll outcome</P
“Hindi na siguro. (It’s not likely.) I will be 55 this year. I am not looking forward to going back to showbiz,” Manzano said in an interview on dzMM radio on Saturday.
Aside from his onscreen career, Manzano also served as chairman of the Optical Media Board (OMB) from 2004 to 2009.
“Ngayon, I feel at this point in time na hindi ko na talaga babalikan ang showbiz. (Now, I feel at this point in time that I won’t be returning to show business.) I will go back to private practice,” Manzano said, declining to elaborate.
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