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Bishop calls on voters to elect leaders who can help Odette victims

Mar 24, 2022, 12:11 PM
Heloise Diamante

Heloise Diamante


Without naming candidates, Bishop Galbines of Kabankalan called on voters to choose a candidate who has a “heart for the people.”

Bishop Louie Galbines of Negros Occidental called on the voters to elect candidates who can help typhoon Odette victims for their continuous recovery.

The Kabankalan diocese was among the heavily- affectedby typhoon Odette last December.

Even now, Caritas Philippines and numerous private companies continue to provide assistance to typhoon victims.

Recently, the Catholic Church’s social action arm returned to Negros Occidental to provide shelter repair kits consisting of metal roofing sheets, plywood, nails, and a solar-powered lamp and radio.

The drive was in partnership with Coca-Cola Philippines Foundation. Its president, Cecilia Alcantara believes that partnerships with the Church are important.

“Private institutions may have the resources to share and the Church knows where it should go,” she said adding that “we have trust in the institution, we know that the help that we will give will be used right and correctly.”

Galbines said that around 30,000 individuals have received help through the Church’s cooperation with local government units and other private groups since December.

He says the diocese also needs to rehabilitate the livelihood of many farmers in the form of fertilizers and farm equipment.

For this, Galbines is relying on the next administration to have a “heart for the people, who have faith in God, and most especially, do not have personal interests.”

“That is what politics is all about: it’s the common good. It’s not about personal interests,” he said, “the selfishness clans and all these things, I think, would not be good.”

Tags: #catholic, #cbcp, #odette, #caritasmanila, #election

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