The Diocesan Council of the Laity in the province of Tarlac endorsed the candidacy of Vice President Leni Robredo in this year’s presidential elections.
“We advocate for a leader who has clear convictions about what is right and wrong and respected for being genuine, principled, ethical and consistent,” read the statement issued by the executive committee of the Tarlac Diocesan Council of the Laity.
The statement said the organization “supports a leader who is morally trustworthy and acts responsibly for the good of all.”
“We support presidential candidate Maria Leonor “Leni” Gerona Robredo,” said the Church group, adding that it is choosing “a leader that holds a history of addressing poverty and justice issues.”
“Our decisions on May 9, 2022, have real ramifications. It matters who will lead. The wrong leader can ruin our country and destroy liberties. A painful part of the history of the Filipino people should never be repeated,” added the statement.
The group also expressed support for the Buhay Hayaan Yumabong Party-List (BUHAY Partylist) and urged the faithful to support “a party-list that acknowledges the sanctity and value of human life.”