Catholic vote: Cardinal Tagle lauded for supporting Roxas, Aquino, Poe, other Otso Diretso bets

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle / photo from Manila Bulletin 

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle has recently urged priests to inform the Catholic faithful of the lay group People’s Choice Movement (PCM)'s choices for senator in the coming elections on Monday.

“I urge you to share this initiative of the lay faithful with the lay groups, youth organizations, circles of discernment in your parish as a guide to their own discernment,” he said

Earlier, the PCH has declared its support for Gary Alejano, Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino, Neri Colmenares, Jose Manuel “Chel” Diokno, Samira Gutoc, Florin Hilbay, Romulo Macalintal, Grace Poe, Mar Roxas and Erin Tanada.

The PCM’s list consists of all the members of the opposition slate Otso Diretso except for Poe.

For this, former Presidential Spokesman Edwin Lacerda has lauded Tagle for his support, saying it was a “courageous act”.

“Since Cardinal Sin, this is the first time the putative head of the PH Catholic Church has spoken on choices. Zeitgeist compelled the Church to go beyond motherhood statements,” Lacierda said in a tweet

“This is a courageous act, a battle between principles and expediency. I know where I stand,” he said.

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