The Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines National Capital Region (CEAP NCR) has urged young people and all those who work in Catholic schools to register and vote for the 2022 national elections.
“As the Commission on Elections resumes voter registration in the National Capital Region, we call on all Catholic school personnel and all senior high school students of our schools, to fulfill their God-given duty and right to vote so that all of us may be able to select the candidate that best fit the duties required on governing the Catholic faithful,” Fr. Que said in a statement released on May 18, 2021, to all CEAP NCR schools.
Fr. Que stressed in his statement, that every Filipino has to take part in the election by selecting and voting worthy leaders that will lead the country and its people.
“The ballot is a symbol of the foundation of a democratic government where the people have the right to choose their leaders. Its sacredness is the inherent duty of the Catholics to become the instruments and channels through which authority flows from the hands of God into the hands of our elected leaders,” Fr. Que said.
“The ballot is sacred because it guarantees that Catholics, who are conscious of their accountability to God, vote to safeguard God’s will on who is best to lead the country,” he added.
Earlier, Bishop Broderick S. Pabillo, Apostolic Administrator of Manila has asked the parishes in the Archdiocese of Manila to ring their church bells for ten minutes encouraging the faithful to register and vote and to pray for clean, peaceful and honest elections in 2022. (Jheng Prado/RCAM-AOC)