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MANILA – Now is the time to end violence and treatment of women as objects and playthings.
This was stated by the Christian Discipleship Formation Center (CDFC) who asks the 54 million Filipino voters, including people of every faith as well as agnostics or atheists, to unite and vote for candidates with a clear program of governance that ensures protection of life and respect for the dignity of women.
Ed M. Malay, executive director of CDFC and vice president for Mindanao of the Sangguniang Laiko ng Pilipinas, said that there is now an urgent need to elect national leaders who have included in their platforms a program that will honor the sanctity of life and espouse respect for the rights and protection of the dignity of women.
No amount of rationalization can justify the use of violence to end lawlessness and/or stabilize the peace and order situation, said Malay, adding that peace can be achieved by simply engaging everyone to respect the sanctity of life. “We must remember that every person is an image-bearer of God and of equal value in His sight and that person’s primary duty is to the Creator and, not the state, he said.
Malay said that the CDFC reviewed the platforms of the five presidential candidates and it found that the one presented by Vice President Jejomar Binay as consistent with the values and culture being promoted by the Church in general.
CDFC cited Binay’s proposal to adopt a national policy that would put a premium on human life and its inviolability that is anchored on the fundamental principle to protect, love and serve life and his commitment to be guided by his proclamation that human life is a precious gift from God.
Malay said that CDFC and its affiliate organizations have decided to endorse the presidential bid of Vice President Binay and that the CDFP chapters in the cities of Laoag, Cauayan, Baguio, Dagupan, Lipa, Lucena, Naga, Ormoc, Cebu, Iloilo, Bacolod, Cagayan de Oro, Malaybalay, Pagadian, Oroquieta, Ipil, Zamboanga and Davao have been mobilized to coordinate with its various linkages at the pastoral level in every archdiocese and diocese to support the candidacy of Binay who is the only one of the five presidential aspirants with a clear- cut program for respect, defense and protection of life and women.