Today, perhaps we have forgotten the lessons of the past, for if the recently- conducted elections were truly without fraud, we can say that we have chosen the son and namesake of the oppressive and tyrannical leader of our country’s Martial Law years to now lead us. Forgive us, dear God, for forgetting the precious lessons of the past, for not being able to enlighten and fully guard the hearts and minds of our sons and daughters and thereby allowing them to be exposed to lies and distortions of truth, leading them to choose again another Marcos who believes that the time of his father’s leadership, those years that we were under Martial Law, was a “Golden Age” of our country’s prosperity, a great lie perpetuated to distort and change the truth.
Category: Last Statement
On June 30, 2022, our nation will be a witness to an anticipated elaborate, resplendent and tightly secured inauguration of the country’s 17th president, Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos, Jr. who won by a seemingly overwhelming margin over his presidential rivals in the May 9, 2022 elections. This historic event happens amidst a situation beleaguered by a deep-seated economic poverty, political divide, hopelessness and anxieties. It takes place at a time when we are faced with inordinate challenges as to how our country would be able to rise above the never-ending tempests that haunt us every so often.
As a Church, we are in the process of reflection and self-examination on the result of the 2022 national and local elections. We reckon with the lack of depth of our Christian Education in the Church. The teaching ministry has emphasized the centrality of truth of our humanity imaged in the person of Jesus Christ, however, popularity of political figures, espousing modern day idolatry has sidelined the ethical imperative of radical self-emptying love. We regret that we have failed to give credence to our liberating faith that could have raised a matured, analytical and ethically minded electorate.