Aquino: Catholic Church to be on side of right in polls
Posted by akosistella on May 3, 2010
BACACAY, Albay, Philippines — Manila Archbishop Gaudencio Cardinal Rosales may frown on another display of “people power” but Liberal Party standard-bearer Senator Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III said on Monday that he still expected the country’s Catholic Church to be on the side of right should push come to shove.
In a press conference, Aquino clarified that it would be the public that would decide if another people power revolt was necessary should massive cheating happen during the elections. He added that the country’s Catholic leaders, not just Rosales, have also been closely watching the days towards the elections.
On Sunday, Rosales said that warnings of another people power revolt should the elections fail were “irresponsible” and “crazy.”
Noynoy to Villar: Corruption is a greater sin than smoking
LEGAZPI CITY, Albay – Corruption is a far greater sin to the country than smoking.
This was practically what presidential candidate Senator Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III had to say to his rival, Senator Manuel Villar Jr., after the latter implied that Aquino is not fit to be president because of, among others, his smoking habit.
“In the scale of sins, the issues about C-5, C-5.5, Norzagaray are less than my smoking? Should he be attending to my smoking instead of answering whether or not the resources of the State were utilized properly in building two roads to serve one end in C5 or to have one road benefiting a subdivision in Iloilo, that turned first-class irrigated agricultural lands into a subdivision?” Aquino told reporters at a press conference here. “I think at the very least we should question his priorities,” added Aquino.