'Put the right bets in gov't'

Bishop Bu­zon en­joins elec­torates to vote for lead­ers who re­spect life, truth and God

Sun Star Bacolod - - Front Page - BY CARLA N. CAÑET

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.*


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