'Put the right bets in gov't'
Bishop Buzon enjoins electorates to vote for leaders who respect life, truth and God
BACOLOD Bishop Patricio Buzon, SBD, D.D. has enjoined all electorates of Bacolod City and Negros Occidental to vote responsibility.
Today all voters are expected to go out to cast their votes for their preferred candidates for the national and local positions.
“Think of the good of the country and the good of the people and always put God in front of you as you cast you ballots so as you do it in His presence and you will be guided. Meaning to say, put the right people in government. People that respect life, people that respect the truth, justice and the good of everyone,” he said.
He told the youth of Bacolod in a mass held at the Provincial Capitol Park last Saturday that he fears that the people will vote candidates who are not deserving of the posts and we will all be pitted.
He asked the people to choose candidates who have the values of Christ and the value that respects life, truth and God himself.
“We have a leadership that has no more respect for anything and wants to consolidate power in himself and everyone who stands in the way just crashes - individuals or institutions. And now he is gathering other leaders especially in the national leadership who will be
“Tuta” or beholden to him and if we have leaders who just be Yes men to him, we are finished,” he said.
“I believe there is hope and that hope comes from the youth who constitutes more than half of the population of the country or 1/3 of the electorates are young people and so if you all unite, you can be the tipping point” he said.
“They flooded everyone with the results of the surveys. But they did not tell the people about the results of the mock elections which were held in the universities that showed an opposite result,” he said.
Young people have their social conscience and are vocal on issues that pose negative impact on the environment, those that are for the good of the government and society as the world now belongs to them not just the future, he added.*
BISHOP PATRICIO BUZON