MORE CHURCH OPPOSITION TO CHA-CHA
Manila, Jan. 17, 2003 (Tribune) - The Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) has joined in the bandwagon to oppose the amendments of the Constitution.
In a statement, Antonio Ventosa, PPCRV chairman, stressed the move to reform the Constitution is untimely as it will only result in the further ballooning of the country's budget deficit.
"PPCRV joins the CBCP in saying that Charter change at this time would only deplete resources that could be channeled for worthwhile social services," Ventosa said.
Although, they are also convinced there is really need to review the Constitution and amend some of its provisions the PPCRV stressed these should be done after the election in 2004.
"PPCRV finds no opposition to the act in itself of changing the Constitution and amending some of its provisions. The PPCRV stressed these should be done after the election in 2004.
"PPCRV finds no opposition to the act in itself of changing the Constitution to meet the current demands of the times, however, PPCRV also realizes that its ends and circumstances are morally questionable," Ventoza added.
Archbishop Orlando Quevedo, president of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), earlier expressed his strong opposition in amending the Constitution at this time.
Reported by: Sol Jose Vanzi
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