Bishop Cenzon Won’t Join Calls to Oust PNoy
April 4, 2015
BAGUIO CITY – Bishop Carlito Cenzon of the Diocese of Baguio and Benguet is backing President Benigno S. Aquino III to finish his term amidst call for him step down from office.
“He is the President, let him fulfill his term, “ said Cenzon stressing that he will not be joining the call of his fellow bishops in the Catholic Church to oust the President.
Various sectors including the Catholic Church are calling for Aquino to step down due to many issues hounding the administration, the latest of which is the Mamasapano incident where 44 Philippine National Police Special Action Force commandos were killed.
Batangas Archbishop Ramon Arguelles and Zamboanga Archbishop Romulo Dela Cruz called for Aquino’s ouster slamming the chief executive for being “incompetent” in leading the country following the bloody encounter.
“Lahat ng tao may pagkukulang,” Cenzon said and explained that people should understand the stand of the President on various issues . Unless we have something serious against him then we should call for him to step down but for now he should fulfill his mandate and responsibilities to the Filipino people, he added.
Cenzon instead called on both the President and the people to learn to listen to each other to have a harmonious relationship.
“PNoy, may mga sinasabi ang mga tao noon pa, pakinggan mo,” said Cenzon. All leaders should know how to listen to the people, at one time or another, the people’s voice becomes serious, he added.
He also called on the public, “Let us not only look at the mistake of the president, let us also look on how we can contribute to make things better.
In a recent report, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines President Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas said “The CBCP cannot morally join in the calls for the President’s resignation, leaving this decision to his humble and prayerful discernment of his capacity to lead and the support he has not only from officials of government but from members of Philippine society.”/JDP/ RMC- PIA CAR