Today, some of our Kapampangan clergy formally support Vice President Leni Robredo and Senator Francis Pangilinan’s candidacies for President and Vice President of the Philippines, respectively, in the upcoming May 2022 National Elections.
The undersigned priests outlined their reasons for support in the statement below, which include the promotion of the common good, the value of human life and dignity, the pursuit of truth, and genuine support for the poor.
The official statement can be read below.
STATEMENT OF SUPPORT BY THE KAPAMPANGAN CLERGY
TO VICE-PRESIDENT LENI ROBREDO AND SENATOR KIKO PANGILINAN
We, the undersigned members of the clergy of the Archdiocese of San Fernando, Pampanga, through this statement, express our support for the candidacy of Vice-President Ma. Leonor “Leni” Robredo as President and Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan as Vice-President of our beloved and benighted country, the Republic of the Philippines.
The bases for our support are as follows:
WE SUPPORT CANDIDATES WHO PROMOTE THE COMMON GOOD.
We believe that the common good is best served by servant leaders who hold themselves accountable to the people they serve, uphold the highest level of transparency in their governance, and inspire us to do right by our fellow Filipinos.
WE SUPPORT THE CANDIDATES WHO VALUE THE LIFE AND DIGNITY OF THE HUMAN PERSON.
We believe in a kind of governance that would respond with radical love. We long for a government that truly respects the life of every individual person and advances the well-being of all.
WE SUPPORT CANDIDATES WHO WILL FIGHT FOR THE TRUTH.
In a situation where we witness the rise of blatant misinformation and deliberate disinformation that leads to a grave distortion of our history as a people, we need leaders who will stand for and fight for the truth.
WE SUPPORT CANDIDATES WHO MANIFEST A GENUINE PREFERENTIAL OPTION FOR THE POOR.
We believe that the interests of the poor are best served by leaders who manifest a capacity to listen with empathy to the cry of the poor. Government programs borne out of empathetic listening to the plight of the poor are programs that would really address their needs.
This statement expresses our support for the candidacies of Vice-President Ma. Leonor “Leni” Robredo and Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan as the next leaders of our country is in the fulfillment of our duty as Filipino Catholics. We firmly believe that their well-thought-out platform of governance embodies the Christian vision of the world. We believe that they are the most competent and morally credible leaders our beloved and benighted country needs.
We enjoin all Kapampangan faithful to discern and decide and make their choice on the basis of these values and their conscience.
We all pray for a peaceful and honest elections.
08 April 2022
1. Fr. Carmelo M. Agustin
2. Fr. Norman S. Arce
3. Fr. Joseph Mary D. Bacay
4. Fr. Reagan M. Barrameda
5. Fr. Jonathan Raymund M. Bartolome
6. Fr. Jose Jr. B. Bascon
7. Fr. Edgar R. Calma
8. Fr. Jason B. Canlas
9. Fr. Ronnie D. Cao
10. Fr. Emmanuel S. Contreras
11. Fr. Anthony O. Cortez
12. Fr. Eisen John M. Cruz
13. Fr. Reynaldo M. Cruz
14. Fr. Fernando T. David
15. Fr. Raul C. De los Santos
16. Fr. Rafael T. Dela Cruz
17. Fr. Francis F. Dizon
18. Fr. Juan Danilo L. Dizon
19. Fr. Benjamin III B. Espiritu
20. Fr. Robert D. Feliciano
21. Fr. Conrad S. Flores
22. Fr. Teodulo M. Franco
23. Fr. Joel B. Fronda
24. Fr. Mario Sol M. Gabriel
25. Fr. Deogracias Kerr S. Galang
26. Fr. Ervin Ray S. Garcia
27. Fr. Jowel Jomarsus P. Gatus
28. Fr. Joselito d.C. Henson
29. Rev. Carlowie L. Kabigting
30. Msgr. Jose U. Lacap
31. Fr. Ariel d.C. Limjoco
32. Fr. Enrique M. Luzung
33. Fr. Ricarthy D. Macalino
34. Fr. Ramon E. Macasiog
35. Fr. Marianito B. Mallari
36. Fr. Jesus Jr. G. Manabat
37. Fr. Al III R. Manacmul
38. Fr. Aristotle M. Maniago
39. Fr. Larry S. Miranda
40. Fr. Eduardo G. Musni
41. Fr. Raphieson A. Mutuc
42. Fr. Danny Q. Nacpil
43. Fr. Victor Nicomedes S. Nicdao
44. Fr. Edgar L. Panlilio
45. Fr. Rafael Zedec M. Paras
46. Fr. Fiel Louie N. Pareja
47. Fr. Adrian P. Paule
48. Rev. Maverick Angelo M. Pelayo
49. Fr. Dino Albert N. Pineda
50. Fr. Arnold S. Rivera
51. Fr. Jerome C. Roque
52. Rev. Gian P. Sagum
53. Rev. Jasper Laurence C. Sanita
54. Fr. Elmer B. Salonga
55. Fr. Jesus D. Salvador
56. Fr. Winifredo S. Santos
57. Fr. Arnolfo Magdaleno F. Serrano
58. Fr. Jaycar Z. Silva
59. Fr. Marvin M. Sinlao
60. Fr. Melchor L. Sitchon
61. Fr. Marck Irish A. Sta. Ana
62. Fr. John Anthony d.M. Tordera
63. Fr. Ramon V. Torres
64. Fr. Aljim M. Tuazon
65. Fr. Joseph Theodore P. Valencia
66. Fr. Lyndon Martin B. Valenton
67. Fr. Gregorio G. Vega
68. Fr. Venancio D. Viray
69. Fr. Joselito H. Vital
70. Fr. Oliver G. Yalung
Updated list as of 09 April 2022
71. Msgr. Ricardo J.T. Serrano