MANILA, February 21, 2008—PPCRV Chair and former Philippine Ambassador to the Holy See Henrietta De Villa said her group is organizing the Catholic faithful in various dioceses and key cities to take part in various communal activities beginning with the noise barrage scheduled for Friday, February 22 from 6:00 – 7:00 P.M.
Speaking over Catholic-run Veritas 846, Ambassador de Villa said meetings have been going on in various key areas including Jaro, Iloilo with Msgr. Meliton Oso. She said she expects a warm response from well-meaning citizens to blow their horns and produce noise similar to what’s being done every New Year’s eve.
She called on radio listeners to actively participate in the activity called Busina para sa Katotohanan, in support of star witness Rodolfo Noel Lozada, Jr. and the on-going Senate investigation.
“The idea behind the activity is to further inform the public of issues involved in the revelations made at the past Senate hearings,” de Villa added. Quoting CBCP President and Jaro Archbishop Angel N. Lagdameo, de Villa said the graft and corrupt practices in the country is now considered “the greatest shame of our people.”
Reacting to some pro-administration lawmakers accusations that the Church is meddling into politics, de Villa said “politics is supposed to be for the achievement of the common good.” However, she stressed the Church has made its presence felt to “cleanse” the country from the evils of politics. “In fact, politics today hinder the realization of the goals of the Catholic church’s Second Plenary Council of the Philippines in 1991,” the former envoy added. (CBCPNews)
Mukhang wala ng awatan, tuloy-tuloy ang momentum, lumalawak at papatindi ang communal action at people power para sa pagbabago at katotohanan. Maliban sa grupong estudyante, propesyunal, Black and White Movement, Makati Business Club, Association of Major Religious Superiors of the Philippines, Integrated Bar of the Philippines at iba't-ibang maka-kaliwang grupo, sumama na rin ang Bangon Pilipinas, Muslim Legal Assistance Foundation, United Church of Christ in the Philippines at National Council of Churches in the Philippines.
Ang pinangangambahan ng iba, maaring ikatuwa naman ng ibang grupo lalo na mga extremista, ang paghahasik ng karahasan ng Special Dirty trick department." "Wag lang sanang gayahin ng Malakanyang ang Burma at ang kinahinatnan ng bansang Pakistan." (Larawan sa baba: Mayor Pelayo ng Candaba, Pampanga, ang tuta ng mga Pineda at ng mga Arroyo; www.geocities.com)
Sa ganitong klaseng pakikibaka't pagkakaisa, sa ganito kalaking organisasyon, koalisyon o alyansang nasa ilalim ng "oust GMA movement," hindi ko alam kung kayang tapatan ito ng PEOPLE POWER na ikakasa naman ng "Kongreso ng Mamamayan- consultative dialogue," ng mga GOONS, pulitiko (LPP-DILG), sa basbas ni Cong Mikey Arroyo, Malakanyang at suporta ng WETENG lord na si Bong Pineda ng Pampanga.
Ang nakakalungkot, imbis na agapayan ang kasamahang si Gov Evardone ng Eastern Samar, bigyan ng suporta't tulong ang mga nasasalanta ng baha't kalamidad sa Samar, Leyte at Albay, catanduanes, pamumulitika, pipol power, political survival at pamumudmud ng kwarta ang inuuna ng Malakanyang.
Tulad ng sabi ni Bishop Lagdameo, sana nga hindi na "maulit ang Edsa 1 at 2, kung saan ang pagpapalit lamang ng presidente, ng tao at hindi ng buluk na sistema, ang buluk, elitist, undemocratic at patronage system of politics ng bansa," ang nangyari
- Doy /
Feb 21, 2008