CBCP: No call to suspend proclamation of winning senatorial candidates

Published May 17, 2019, 9:45 AM

by AJ Siytangco

By Christina Hermoso 

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) has clarified that it has not made calls for the suspension of the proclamation of winning senatorial candidates.

Davao Archbishop Romulo Valles (ALI VICOY / MANILA BULLETIN)
Davao Archbishop Romulo Valles
(ALI VICOY / MANILA BULLETIN)

“The CBCP has not made a call or appeal or suggestion to suspend the proclamation of the winning senatorial candidates in our recent elections,” Davao Archbishop and CBCP president Romulo Valles said over Church-run Radio Veritas.

Fr. Jerome Secillano, executive secretary of the CBCP Permanent Committee on Public Affairs said the call for the suspension was a personal opinion and not that of the CBCP.

Fr. Edwin Gariguez, executive secretary of the NASSA/ Caritas Philippines, earlier, called for the suspension of the proclamation of the winning senatorial candidates. He has clarified that the suggestion was his own personal opinion and not of the CBCP or the NASSA/Caritas Philippines.

Several groups have called for transparency in the transmission of election returns. They held a Black Friday protest today at the PICC grounds in Manila to call on the Commission on Elections to explain the glitches.  #MatalinongBoto2019

 
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