Oh My God, Look Who's Behind Noynoy!
The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines, the governing body of the Catholic Church in the country, does not, as a rule, officially endorse candidates for political office. It would so … secular. The entry of Senator Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III to the 2010 presidential elections might change that – unofficially of course. In interviews on the Church-run station Radio Veritas reported in the Philippine Daily Inquirer, Caloocan Bishop Deogracias Iñiguez said Aquino should be measured by his “uprightness, competence and platform.” Cubao Bishop Honesto Ongtioco said, “What's important for Senator Aquino is to get a good circle of advisers. His openness is necessary but firmness should be exercised.” Borongan (Samar) Bishop Crispian Varquez said, “He has integrity. He should be firm and make a difference.” Pampanga Auxiliary Bishop Ambo David was less guarded – and thus more honest: “I feel we are seeing at work God's plan for our country which is greater than the personal plans of Noynoy and Mar Roxas for themselves.” Photo.