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pope benedict: elect those with “honesty, integrity and an unwavering fidelity to the principles of justice”

 Pope says Filipino people need upright leaders
By Evelyn Macairan (The Philippine Star) Updated October 08, 2009 12:00 AM

MANILA, Philippines – Believing that poverty continues to be a major concern in the Philippines, Pope Benedict XVI yesterday advised Filipinos to choose upright political leaders.

The Pope gave the message to Philippine Ambassador to the Vatican Mercedes Arrasitia Tuason during a meeting last Oct. 2.

In CBCPNews, the official news service provider of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), the meeting between the Pope and Tuason revealed the concern of the Holy See of the continuing struggle of Filipinos in the face of the two powerful storms that devastated the country in a week.

Tuason said the Pope suggested that Filipinos should choose leaders who would lead them out of the struggle.

“The struggle against poverty in the Philippines calls for honesty, integrity and an unwavering fidelity to the principles of justice, especially on the part of those entrusted with positions of governance and public administration,” the Pope said.

The Pope also said that Filipino public officials should rediscover the real ethical foundation of their political authority.

The Pontiff called on officials to work for peace, particularly in Mindanao, described as a region “scarred by conflicts.”

http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?articleId=512189&publicationSubCategoryId=63

  1. lea garcia
    October 13, 2009 at 9:53 am

    Ang Kapatiran Party isn’t included in your poll. As far as I know, they are an accredited political party founded by gunless-society founder Nandy Pacheco. They too have an aspiring presidentiable who isn’t in your list yet IS the one with the most INTEGRITY over your list here. Their website is angkapatiranparty.org

    FYI. Thanks!

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