Quantcast

Volunteer group backs CBCP stand vs dynasties

The Movement Against Dynasties (MAD) is supporting the country’s Roman Catholic bishops who have strongly denounced the proliferation of political dynasties in their pastoral statement which came out during the first Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) plenary assembly for 2013.

MAD is a nationwide, nonpartisan and voluntary organization of volunteers from socio, civic, and religious organizations, nongovernment organizations, cause-oriented advocates, and university and college students.

MAD’s sole objective is to stop the proliferation of political dynasties, which is forbidden in Section 26 of the 1987 Philippine Constitution.

MAD lead convener and chair Quentin San Diego said that CBCP’s antidynasty pastoral statement runs parallel to MAD’s vision and mission and MAD is offering its support and cooperation to the CBCP in attaining this objective.

San Diego and his cochair Danilo Olivares have written Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma and Pangasinan Archbishop Socrates Villegas, president and vice president of the CBCP, respectively, seeking their help.

MAD believes that for the people’s initiative to succeed in gathering the signatures of at least 10 percent of registered voters nationwide represented by at least 3 percent of the registered voters in each and every legislative district, as required by Republic Act No. 6735 (The Initiative and Referendum Act), the Catholic Church’s widespread influence through its parishes in every district throughout the country will spell the success of the people’s initiative to enact the enabling law that Congress has refused to enact since 1987.

Through the partnership of the Catholic Church and organizations like MAD, attaining the required number of signatures from the various parishes will force the Comelec to call for a referendum with the people to directly enact the long awaited enabling law that will prohibit political dynasties and penalize members of dynasties violating the law.

Comments are closed



Copyright 2014. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94

News

  • 4 Etihad passengers not yet located
  • DAR to complete installation of Luisita land reform beneficiaries in May
  • Ex-COA chief and co-accused in Arroyo plunder case nabbed
  • Kris Aquino’s ex- close in security named new Air Force chief
  • The ‘link diagram’ that killed ex-Bataan police officer
  • Sports

  • NLEX holds off Jumbo Plastic for a playoff berth
  • Pacquiao can dodge tax issues
  • F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone rejects bribery charges
  • Big Chill freezes Cafe France to arrest skid
  • Pacquiao has to go through PBA Rookie draft
  • Lifestyle

  • Summer Mayhem: The ultimate beach experience
  • A haven for steak lovers
  • Gongs and southern dances star in a workshop at San Francisco Bayanihan Center
  • This woman ate what?
  • Photos explore dynamics of youths’ sexual identity
  • Entertainment

  • Smithsonian wants photos, videos for ‘Day in the Life of Asian Pacific Americans’
  • What Garcia Marquez left behind
  • Has Ai Ai fallen deeply with ‘sireno?’
  • Sony developing live-action Barbie comedy
  • California court won’t review Jackson doctor case
  • Business

  • Metro Pacific acquires stake in Victorias
  • How ‘one percent’ economic elite was uncovered
  • Facebook profits triple as mobile soars
  • Insular Honors Sales Performers at Testimonial Rites
  • Apple increases stock buyback, will split stock
  • Technology

  • Vatican announces hashtag for April 27 canonizations
  • Enrile in Masters of the Universe, Lord of the Rings?
  • Top Traits of Digital Marketers
  • No truth to viral no-visa ‘chronicles’
  • ‘Unlimited’ Internet promos not really limitless; lawmakers call for probe
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, April 24, 2014
  • Talking to Janet
  • Respite
  • Bucket list
  • JPII in 1981: walking a tightrope
  • Global Nation

  • Tiff with HK over Luneta hostage fiasco finally over
  • DOLE sees more Filipinos hired by South Koreans
  • Filipinos second-shortest in Southeast Asia
  • Obama to visit Filipino soldiers in Fort Bonifacio
  • Fil-Am youth conferences unite under one theme
  • Marketplace
    Advertisement