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                                                                                                          Refer to: Ms. Dale Zapata


13 September 2005

Vice President Noli “Kabayan” De Castro agreed with the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines’ recent stand on the political issue being faced by President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo regarding the junking of the impeachment case by Congress.

I agree with the CBCP’s call for the continuance of the search for the truth through peaceful, legal & constitutional means.

The CBCP has released Tuesday afternoon the new collective decision of the member prelates in the light of what transpired during last week’s dismissal of impeachment complaint.

The assembly of bishops announced that : 1)they want the search for the truth to continue in accordance with the rule of law; 2) the country must move forward and that the government must address the serious problems of the country especially on poverty; 3) regarding people empowerment, the bishops left the decision to the people; and added that Filipinos must meet the trials with sobriety and with faith in God.

Ating ginagarantiyahan na sa paghahanap ng ating mga mamamayan ng katotohanan ay igagalang ng pamahalaan at ibibigay ang karampatang proteksyon ang malayang paggamit ng mamamayan ng kani-kanilang karapatan ayon sa Konstitusyon na magtipon-tipon at magpahayag ng kanilang saloobin.

The Vice President also concurred with the CBCP’s position that in searching for the truth, everyone must not forget the economic crisis we are in brought about by rising oil prices and global terrorism.

The Vice President assured everyone that despite all the political turmoil that the nation is experiencing, he, as part of the Cabinet, will continue to work doubly hard, focusing mainly on fighting poverty and uplifting the lives of every Filipino.

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