Prison chaplains, volunteer workers endorse Leni-Kiko tandem

Several Catholic jail chaplains and volunteers affiliated with the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines - Episcopal Commission on Prison Pastoral Care have thrown their support to the presidential and vice presidential bids of Vice President Leni Robredo and Sen. Kiko Pangilinan.

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The said chaplains and volunteers hailing from various archdioceses, prelatures, and apostolic vicariates around the country said that they made the decision "after intense discernment sessions".

They also explained that they arrived at the decision after seriously considering their good character, personal integrity, track-record of service in the government, commitment to uphold good governance and practices, ability to enter and implement partnerships and programs for the advancement of the people especially the poor and marginalized.

"We believe that they are the best possible choices among the other candidates," they said.

"We urge our people to let VP Leni and Senator Kiko lead our country," they added.

They also endorsed senatorial bids of Leila de Lima, Chel Diokno, Teddy Baguilat, Riza Hontiveros, and Antonio Trillanes - whom they consider honorable people who we had the pleasure of working with in the past as regards human rights advocacy and similar endeavors. We can personally vouch for their integrity and capabilities.