Thursday, April 26, 2007

Support pouring in for the Priest Candidate of Pampanga

I do think Fr. Panlilio has a decent shot at winning the governorship of Pampanga, judging from the support he's been getting not only inside the province, but also from outside.

Maraming enthusiastic volunteers si fr. panlilio; people from other parts of the country are also interested in his candidacy and are willing to help him by whatever means.

can mark lapid aka the quarry lord or bong pineda's wife say the same thing?

More from Federico Pascual:

Residents of this chartered city do not vote for a governor, but many of them are going all-out anyway for a Catholic priest running for Pampanga’s top elective post.

Fr. Eddie TongolPanlilio, former parish priest of Betis, is vying for governor in response to a pained lament that Capampa-ngans had been reduced to choosing the lesser of two evils, between a "quarrying king" and _a "jueteng queen" so to speak.

Many Angelenos active in civic and lay organizations have been campaigning outside the city for Panlilio in answer to a pastoral call of their archbishop, Most Rev. Paciano B. Aniceto, that in their moral dilemma, they should "reject the evil, choose the good."
Their worldly exterior may not show it, but Capampangans have an innate religiosity that often tilts the balance when they are to make a delicate decision.
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OUTPOURING: The outpouring of support for independent candidate Panlilio is just amazing.
When normally candidates gave away t-shirts, his volunteers sold donated t-shirts for P100. Candidates normally treated voters to food and drinks, but here people jostled to have "Among Ed" as their guest.

In a fund-raising dinner last week, contributions flowed like honey. One donor insisting to be listed only as "anonymous" handed a check for P1 million.

One rich family with a thriving business pledged to pay for all campaign materials, whatever the cost.

Read the whole thing. If independent candidate fr. panlilio does win, what a great story that will make.

1 comment:

mschumey07 said...

More choices than the traditional politicos. Lapid and Pineda may have the 3 Gs but Fr. Ed has the ultimate G, GOD.