CBCP Tell Voters to Accept Money from Rich Candidates

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After meddling on government affairs endorsing LTFRB board member Atty. Aileen Lizada as the next Ombudsman, the Catholic Bishop of the Conference (CBCP) once again is taking the headline after it advises voters to take the money of rich candidates.

On the day of the 2018 Barangay Elections, CBCP released a pastoral letter telling voters to accept money if the funds are coming from rich candidates, but still voted their favorite candidates.

Rich or poor, the law prohibits vote buying and anyone caught handling or accepting the money may end up in jail.

CBCP said in a letter that the money from rich candidates could help augment the voter’s daily needs for at least a day and should not go into waste.

Atty. Carlos Mancao, spokesman for the Commission on Elections (Comelec), called the letter “highly disturbing and irresponsible” anf people should not fall for it.

“There are information from the Church that is useful but there are also that are extremely damaging and we believe this one is extremely damaging”, Mancao said.

 

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