Aquino should go, bishop says

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An official of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) has strongly opposed a proposal to give President Benigno Aquino 3rd another term, saying the country needs a new leader.

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Bishop Broderick Pabillo, auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Manila and chairman of the Episcopal Commission on Social Action, Justice and Peace of the CBCP, on Tuesday said many Filipinos want to replace Aquino and elect a new leader.

“Gusto nga natin palitan na ng bagong mukha naman at bagong pamumuno at pamamaraan [We want a new face and a new leadership],” Pabillo added.

He pointed out that lawmakers who benefited from the Aquino administration are behind the online campaign that seeks one more term for the President.

“Sila ang may gusto nun, iyong mga politicians na nandiyan. Tingnan niyo, ayaw nila ipasa yung anti-political dynasty, FOI [Freedom of Information] bill at sila lang yung mga nakikinabang diyan [Only politicians want that. See, they refuse to pass the anti-political dynasty and FOI bills],” Pabillo said.

A few days after the President delivered his State of the Nation Address (SONA) last July 28, some of his supporters posted comments on the official Facebook page of the President calling for another term for him.

Presidential Communications Operations Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr., however, said the President has no intention to run again and that he is committed to serve his “bosses” in a single six-year term as stated in the Constitution.

But Pabillo believes that Malacañang officials are behind the campaign to extend Aquino’s term.

“They are testing the waters. [The] online campaign, [they are the ones doing that],” he said.

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  1. The guy has to go. There is no doubt about it. WE have more than enough share and torment from the Aquino-Cojuangco family. Much worst than with the Marcoses.

  2. I like Pnoy. He is the only President or government official who has the GUTS to fight corruptions; no one else. Those who want him remove are the corrupts.

  3. We all agree with the Bishops, replace Noy Aquino his mental condition is in question. About royalies, all Philppine president are informed by the US Embassy about Emperor Rockie B.Mendoza.

  4. Bishop Pabillo is a hypocrite. Although I agree with him that P-Noy should step down for doing a lousy job steering our country, Pabillo is playing the role of self-anointed, feeling wiser & nobler than others. He advocates “pro-poor” programs that are full of “good intention” but fall flat on results transforming them into anti-poor ideas. Ex. Agrarian reform. He believes that by giving land to a farmer whose national educational attainment is only grade 4, has no business experience, cannot sell, buy, or use his small plot as collateral, has an average of 57 years old, etc., can become a successful entrepreneur. Adding to his hypocrisy is the Catholic Church 21-year battle with the DAR for their Camarines Sur property which they lost in 2007.

    What has unChristian Monsod been feeding him?.

  5. What? Extend Aquino’s term? Oh, NOT anymore! Enough of the Aquinos. The people are sick and tired of rudderless kind of administration. In fact, the earlier Aquino steps down the better for the PH. All those with yellow mentality, go to hell!

  6. Bakit panay ang pakialam ng mga pare at bishops at pati si Pnoy ay gustong palitan, siguro ay gusto nilang sila ang pumalit. Ayusin nila ang mga problema sa hanay nila lalo na iyong mga magnanakaw na marami sa kanila. Ano ang nangyari sa bishop sa Paranaque na itinago ang donation para sa mga Ondoy victims? Asan ang separation ng state at church? Panay ang reklamo na maraming mahihirap, pero may tulong ba silang ginagawa, panay na lang bulsa ng bulsa ng mga koleksiyon. Saan ka nakakita ng mga pareng ang gaganda ng mga kotse at suv pa kundi sa ‘Pinas lang. May mga katulong pa! Bayan gumising kayo dahil iyan ang ipinaglalaban ni Jesus Christ noon against sa mga Pharisees.