Bishop encourages public to ensure conduct of 2022 elections despite pandemic

Published September 26, 2021, 3:24 PM

by Analou de Vera

Bishop Pablo Virgilio David (Manila Bulletin File photo)

Diocese of Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David encouraged the faithful to help ensure that the 2022 national and local elections will be conducted amid the threat of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

“We need to help guarantee that we’re going to have an election and all,” said David in his statement during the recent National Laity Week Conference.

“We must make sure that it will push through and that the pandemic won’t be used to prevent the elections. We have to avoid that,” he added.

The faithful should also help in ensuring the peaceful conduct of elections.

“We have to make sure also that this election will be clean, honest, accurate, meaningful and peaceful,” said David.

The prelate said that the public should not avoid issues that concern politics.

“We cannot have good governance without the essential backbone of responsible citizenship,” said David.

The next national and local elections in the country will happen on May 9, 2022.