Bacolod faithful urged to dump pro-RH bets

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BACOLOD CITY—The Diocese of Bacolod has called on the faithful not to vote for six senatorial candidates it had tagged as “Team Patay” (Team Dead, a play on the administration’s Team PNoy monicker) for supporting the controversial Republic Health (RH) Law.

At the same time, the diocese identified six senatorial candidates who it said belonged to “Team Buhay” (Team Life) who should be supported by Catholics for being prolife.

The names of the candidates were listed in a statement released by the diocese on Thursday and approved by Bacolod Bishop Vicente Navarra. The full statement also came out as an advertisement in local papers in Bacolod on Friday.

A giant tarpaulin emblazoned with calls for a conscience vote, and which identified the 12 senatorial candidates, was hung in front of the San Sebastian Cathedral, the seat of the diocese of Bacolod City.

The statement and the tarpaulin were apparently timed for the arrival of the Team PNoy senatorial candidates who undertook campaign sorties in Negros Occidental on Friday.

The diocese also announced it would lead an anti-RH law protest early yesterday evening in front of the cathedral as Team PNoy was to hold a rally across the street in the Bacolod public plaza.

The diocese identified the “Team Patay” candidates as Francis Escudero, Loren Legarda, Alan Peter Cayetano, Jack Enrile, Risa Hontiveros-Baraquel and Teddy Casiño. The candidates had voted in favor of the RH law.

“These people should not have our support,” the diocese said.

On the other hand, the diocese urged the faithful to support candidates JV Ejercito, Antonio Trillanes IV, Gregorio Honasan, Mitos Magsaysay, Koko Pimentel and Cynthia Villar, saying the candidates belonged to “Team Buhay”for being prolife.

“These people should have our most wholehearted support,” the statement said.

In the statement, the diocese reiterated its stand that the RH Law was antilife, antimorals, antifamily, antimarriage and contrary to the teachings of the Catholic Church.

“We call on the Catholic faithful and all Christians: Stand in your faith, especially during this year of faith. Be strong. Be bold. Our faith is not negotiable. Let us deliver a very strong message to the government:  No to death! Yes to life!” the statement said.

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  • Crazy_horse101010

    more bullying

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/RDDM5UQ45HLPPKM66KYEBCMTCE dave

    Trillanes??? Double check your list again…Father.

    • SG0609

       HAHAHA…BUHAY ANG DUGO NI FATHER KAPAG NAKIKITA NYA SI TRILLANES

    • jenniferjoycuevas

      Double check nga coz mitos is there.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/3SULMNCD6GBEXYGJQ42WA7SG7Y Rojito

      Huh? E si trillanes nga lang matino!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MZWVVOOCSIDTIEAVGDDBAXN6K4 Jim

    Di bale na corrupt wag lang pro-RH bill… hay naku, ang simbahan talaga tsk tsk tsk…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GURBWYA3AIXC22EF6E6HIHRNQE Ornbort Vortingeresdemesus

    That’s the last straw!!!! Do those fools seek to make ignorant sheep of us all like they did in the middle ages?!?!?!?!?! IS THAT YOUR ONLY BASIS FOR CHOOSING A CANDIDATE? PLEASE REMEMBER ALCOHOLICS AND PHILANDERERS WON WORLD WAR 2. A VEGETARIAN CATHOLIC WAS A MONSTER WHO KILLED 6 MILLION PEOPLE!!!! Mga Damaso kayo, maawa naman kayo sa bansa ninyo. Oh by  the way, to all here…educate those voters or put up streamers of your own! SHOULD HAVE? SHOULD NOT HAVE? It is not any church’s place to tell people who they vote for. Spiritual institutions should not trod on democratic rights. Otherwise, you are not a church. You’re a political machine. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GURBWYA3AIXC22EF6E6HIHRNQE Ornbort Vortingeresdemesus

    “HERE I STAND!” – Martin Luther

    • jenniferjoycuevas

      Where? Hihi :D

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/DCZWNOP3PJZTAT77LOLQLVCSG4 Leopoldo Herrera

    BISHOP Navarra is one of those catholic priest who received A PAJERO from Former President Gloria Arroyo..He must be depressed there’s no more gifts from Gloria who’s about to get jail time for being corrupt.

  • MULEN

    With or without the RH Law, Teddy Casiño is the face of any Team Patay. The left has resorted to sowing terror just to scare the people into shelling out extortion money to finance the candidacies of their candidates. Case in point is the massacre of 8 civilians in La Castillana, Negros Occidental in January. And they followed it up with the raid in Del Monte, Camp Philips, Bukidnon which resulted to the death of a civilian and injuries to three others. That’s why Teddy Casiño can now put his political ads on prime time TV. The extortion money exacted by the left on hapless citizens now found its way to the campaign coffers of Casiño et al.

  • Yxon

    definitely i wont vote for Team Patay;  i could not have a choice from any of the Team Buhay either.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/DCZWNOP3PJZTAT77LOLQLVCSG4 Leopoldo Herrera

    Not all Catholics are dumb and ignorant, Bishop..Most catholic priests are gay  or homosexuals , Bishop Navarra, how’s your sacristan doing ?? Is he really young according to some sources ??

    • 33Sambuang2

      mga hayup na yan. yan ang mga ipokrito samantalang sila nang aabuso ng sakristan o di kaya aanakan ang mga babae. dito sa us milyones ang binayaran nila para mapagtakpan ang abusong ginawa ng kaparian……… sabit si cardinal mahoney dyan….isang kayong gunggong

  • angie1875

    Please vote for what is best for our country, and separate the Church from the State. 

    • jenniferjoycuevas

      U have a point there.

    • shyla_lim_shy

      Truly. Nasa constitution yan. Pero sometimes we need guidance din.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GYYFBINDMTZHM6TDHPB667452M agustin

    No to UNA  & TEAM PINOY, their candidates are mostly trapos, celebrities and dynasties. they are the source of corruption which made life for us a miserable one. Vote for independents candidates, they are our hope !

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FQQPZLNOMD2EBFTHSWOP6QGZWY Marshall

    CBCP ,,TEAM BADING   !

  • ashleybulls

    THE CBCP STATED BEFORE TO POST PROPER GUIDELINES ON HOW CATHOLIC VOTERS SELECT WHO TO VOTE…NOW THEY ARE AGAIN ATTACKING PERSONALITIES!!! – YOUR UNCHRISTIAN BANNERS ARE REFLECTIONS OF YOUR TRUE COLORS CBCP!!! – YOU CALL THEM PROPER GUIDELINES????!!!! ——————DICTATORS!!!!

  • 33Sambuang2

    TARANTADO TALAGA TONG CBCP………. DIKTADOR …IPOKRITO. MAHIYA KAYO. KAYO NAGPAKASASA SA DONASYON GALING SA NAKAW NI GMA.

    • jenniferjoycuevas

      Gosh!!

  • 33Sambuang2

    bishop navarra, isa ka sa pajero priest ni gma. mahiya ka namang ugok ka. separation of church and state and isa pa wala namang matinong katoliko ang susunod sa utos ninyo. yon lang mga banal banalan kuno. ipokrito…pwehhhhhhhhhhh.

    • diamond_digger

      The Pope has resigned purportedly because of the report submitted by the
      Cardinals Julian Herranz, Joseph Tomko, and Salvatore De Giorgi, 3
      cardinals he commissioned to undertake the investigation of the various
      scandals involving gay priests and bishops. The group submitted the
      results of their investigation in a red-covered dossier now kept in the
      Vatican vault. This news now going viral in the web may led the people
      to name the catholic church some names they surely would hate, in the
      like manner that a lot of people’s stomachs are revolting at the
      President’s team being called Team Patay. What if because of this news
      from the Vatican people will start calling the church as Cock-tholic
      church. Will that sound good for the hypocrites in the Bacolod church? T

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Scot-Summer/100001077053325 Scot Summer

    sa katunto nyo gd. Hoy Navara indi pag diktahi ang bacolodnon. sa ka tunto kag tinunto. Katoliko ko pero sa indi kami ilintoon ang bacolodnon kag negrosason indi ilintoon abi pag pahuwat kag and simbahan lang ang atupaga, kis-a maka talaka kamo pati ang sitwasyon sng gobyerno hilabtan nyo ka mga batingilan sa inyo nga mga klase tawo.

  • 33Sambuang2

    saka nong panahon ni hitler na higit sa anim na milyong jews ang pinapatay niya. nakondena ba ninyo siya?   mahiya kayo. mga ugok

    • jenniferjoycuevas

      Speaking of hitler… Naalala ko si GMA. hahaha

  • tulfotumbong

    ito ay plain and simple na pakikialam ng simbahan sa affairs of the state. ito ang dahilan kung bakit maramin RCatholics ang umaalis sa simbahan. Hindi ko naman gagawin ito kasi ang pinanaligan ko ay ang Panginoon at hindi itong mga pare at obispo na makikitid ang utak.

    • diamond_digger

      The Pope has resigned purportedly because of the report submitted by the
      Cardinals Julian Herranz, Joseph Tomko, and Salvatore De Giorgi, 3
      cardinals he commissioned to undertake the investigation of the various
      scandals involving gay priests and bishops. The group submitted the
      results of their investigation in a red-covered dossier now kept in the
      Vatican vault. This news now going viral in the web may led the people
      to name the catholic church some names they surely would hate, in the
      like manner that a lot of people’s stomachs are revolting at the
      President’s team being called Team Patay. What if because of this news
      from the Vatican people will start calling the church as Cock-tholic
      church. Will that sound good for the hypocrites in the Bacolod church?

  • JLFS

    Why not put up a banner listing the names of priests who molest young boys to get even with them?

    • Crazy_horse101010

      they are in america listed on the internet by dozens of different groups

    • diamond_digger

       The Pope has resigned purportedly because of the report submitted by the Cardinals Julian Herranz, Joseph Tomko, and Salvatore De Giorgi, 3 cardinals he commissioned to undertake the investigation of the various scandals involving gay priests and bishops. The group submitted the results of their investigation in a red-covered dossier now kept in the Vatican vault. This news now going viral in the web may led the people to name the catholic church some names they surely would hate, in the like manner that a lot of people’s stomachs are revolting at the President’s team being called Team Patay. What if because of this news from the Vatican people will start calling the church as Cock-tholic church. Will that sound good for the hypocrites in the Bacolod church?

      • wakats

        The “vatileaks affair” comprising 2 volumes of almost 300 pages, revolves around the non-observance of the 6th and 7th commandments (adultery & theft) and also described, among others, a number of factions in the vatican, including one whose numbers were “united by sexual orientation” 

  • Rovingmoron

    It is now up to the voters to decide on their own who to vote for. They should not listen to the dictates of others but to themselves. After all, they’re responsible for their own actions.

    • robert_tan

      Decide according to conscience…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/MJFXCRSCXRWPLL42QQKSINC3AQ Mamerto

    Making a blanket “implied endorsement” to the oppositors of the RH-Bills just indicate 
    the “ignorance” of this group, where “politics” is concerned.

  • diamond_digger

    Let the people, especially the Bacolodnons watch closely this interference of the Bacolod archdiocese in politics. It is possible that this could be a sinister move to extort huge amount of money from the candidates they listed in the tarpaulin. This can be a scandalous and criminal act of extortion.

  • bogart

    no way ako susunod sa gusto mo bishop. wala ka naman naitutulong sa amin mga mahihirap. . iboboto ko ang mga pro RH.  anong team patay pinagssabi mo. ang team mo ang papatay sa mga babae nanganganak lagi. kahit na marami na anak. marami na mahirap sa dami ng anak. kaya dami team patay gutom. 

  • virgoyap

    Bishop Navarra, MABUHAY SI MITOS WALANGSAYSAY!!! 

  • virgoyap

    A very simplistic worldview. They are not only sowing division but also hatred. A black and white idea of looking at the truth is a dangerous thing.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/UV3253P26T3VMQLVA2C6BZ47TU Marco

    weird kasi isang diocese lang ito compared sa block vote ng isang sekta. parang walang pumupuna sa block vote dun. at least sa catholic may choice ka padin na hindi sundin ang recommended nilang iboto samantalang dun ay kasalanan nila ang hindi pagboto. i remember nagvolunteer ako na magpoll watcher noong May 2010 general election (PPCRV). may hidni katandaang ginoo na kabilang sa sekta na yun ang lumapit sa akin upang itanong pano mababago ang mali nyang boto (mali namarkahan nya sa balota at hindi yung nasa listahan nila pinakita pa nya listahan nya at madaming nakaiwan ng listahan nila na iisa ang porma). sabi pa ni kuya sa akin ay kasalanan yun at mukha siyang nawindang at nag-alala sa nagawa nya. 

  • jinx

    Hah, Bacolod City. That’s the place where a 16 year old boy and his buddy violently slaughtered an old doctor and took a video of their crime.  This bishop is hypocrite…..  Kaya dumadami ang krimen dahil sa walang habas na pagdami ng tao at sa pagkakaroon ng unwanted children.  Kung patayan lang pag-uusapan, di kayo diyan pahuhuli bishop kahit wala pang RH bill.

    • robert_tan

      Ay, really? Hmmm.. Nagiging politics-oriented na sila yata ah..

  • mangtom

    Navara: Boooooooooooo!

  • wakats

    NABUHAY SI PADRE DAMASO!!!!!

    After vociferously interfering in the affairs of congress, the catholic church is now on the road urging the faithful not to vote for senatorial candidates known to support the RH bill and to vote for those who did not raise a voice on the hard-fought responsible parenthood law.

    Clearly, the bishops are leaving no stone unturned in avenging their humiliating defeat in congress and they now turn their ire on their perceived enemies – which in reality has cooling effect on the confused minds of the tens of millions of Filipinos about the spiritual roles of the church.

    The more the clergy interfere on the affairs of the State, the more the faithful doubt the teachings of the church.

    Celdran is right all along……   

  • robert_tan

    RH became a law without careful examination. Sex education component really problematic.

    • muddygoose

      Why? Because the church says so? Sheeple.

  • jenniferjoycuevas

    Amen, father. But i dont like mitos. B*itchy

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/3SULMNCD6GBEXYGJQ42WA7SG7Y Rojito

    Support Team Pnoy!

  • rubble

    Go TEAM BUHAY!  Go Senator Koko Pimentel! Go Senator Trillanes! maBUHAY po kayo!!

  • shyla_lim_shy

    Yung mga bumoto sa RH, i see them all as pa-“bibo” at nagpapadala sa agos.

    • m1ghtym0use

      PA BIBO AGAD?? DI BA PWEDENG PRAKTIKAL AT TAMA MUNA??

    • muddygoose

      Sheeple. Yawn.

  • amglory

    Malaking percentage ng mga PILIPINO ang katoliko. Ano kaya ang susundin nila.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/4FNG5U4H6EMYLGGO4IC7TRYZCA Terrence

    I love the Church but sana wag siyang magsalita in behalf of all christians. Coz, hindi lahat same ang pananaw regarding sa issue na ito. Personally, PRO RH ako bec of the benefits it could give in the long run.

  • m1ghtym0use

    DI KAYA BAYAD YANG DIOCESE NA YAN??

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/GU54HBR2OX4U3T4OLSSMI6LTSI Claudine

    Ako po, malakas ang paniniwala ko sa Diyos  but ako naniniwala din ako na dapat matuto din tayo mag adapt sa changes. Isipin po natin kung gaano kadaming buhay ang maililigtas nito plus makakabawas ito sa risk na tumaas pa poverty rate natin. 

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/4FNG5U4H6EMYLGGO4IC7TRYZCA Terrence

      Tama. Marami talagang benefits yung rh bill kaya nga majoity ng pinas gusto maipasa yan diba?

  • Platypus09

    Its about time to SLAP the Pro-RH bets.

    Slap them left and right, for disobeying rules of the church..

  • antlagdamn

    Its not about disobeying the church, It’s disobeying the hypocrites behind the church. RH bill is the most effective way to decrease poverty in our country. It’s not abortion, just to open your mind, RH Bill will also help the people to “EDUCATE” so that they will not think of abortion!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VS5EYSP4FPOTVQCJZ24NRE6Z2M Edgardo Mendoza

    TEAM DAMASO GUSTO MAG PARAMI NG BATANG HUBO CBCP BISHOPS RADICAL SALOT!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VS5EYSP4FPOTVQCJZ24NRE6Z2M Edgardo Mendoza

    TEAM DAMASO GUS2 MAG PARAMI NG BATANG HUBO CBCP BISHOPS RADICAL SALOT!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/OINKDNFZCZHJBY47TV5X3SAOJI Anon

    I wonder how many pedophile priests had been protected by this Bishop Damaso

  • Love God

    Team Patay vs Team Altar boys?
    RH bill is not about abortion. It does not promote abortion either.
    It is to educate the poor folks who suffer the burden of big families.
    Self control.Planning.Using our brain (gift of God) how to limit the numbers wisely without any sinful act.
    If you don’t agree with me, kindly come out of your comfort zones and visit the dwellings of our less fortunate folks (most of them cannot go to church) and see for yourselves the miseries and hunger there.
    I visited many such areas on humanitarian and medical missions and it was really shocking.. Most of those poor families each got 10 – 20 kids, all living in horrible conditions.
    If you agree with me, please vote for Pro-RH advocates.
    Peace be with you all.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NV25ZPWMBDYFXEYR3AWQ43ZS5E Hein S

    TEAM PEDOPAYL = cbcp

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