“It is easy to say that they have no hand in that. They allowed this and they might be involved in this. They are testing the waters and they might be behind the online campaign,” said Bishop Broderick Pabillo, auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Manila.
“Oftentimes those who are pushing for term extensions are those who are benefiting from the presidency and we all know that those who are benefiting are the rich and not the poor people,” the bishop added.
A call for one more term for PNoy in a social networking site was noticed nationwide when it broke into the news days after the fifth State of the Nation Address of President Aquino. Majority of the social networking site users who are calling for a second term for PNoy are Filipinos who are satisfied with the current military modernization, infrastructure boom and economic uptrend of the country.
“Thanks be to the President for the economic turnaround in his term. But no extension. Let us challenge ourselves to look for his equal or even a better one to continue what PNoy has started,” said Jaro Archbishop Angel Lagdameo.
“His model of development is purely economic not integral and ergo not authentic. His economy is exclusive, not inclusive. Justice system is very slow. Management style is not participatory. Finally God has no place in PNoy’s government,” Marbel Bishop Dinualdo Gutierrez said.