Bacolod Bishop to Arroyo: Step Down Now
Another Catholic bishop has directly demanded that President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo step down from office – adding his voice to calls earlier made by Abp. Oscar Cruz and Bps. Julio Xavier Labayen, Deogracias Iñiguez, and Antonio Tobias. Bp. Vicente Navarra of the Diocese of Bacolod expressed this call and has even led a prayer rally demanding the president’s resignation.
BY KARL G. OMBION
“As long as it is within the confines of the Constitution and non-violent change, and it is truly the will of the people, I am in favor of Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to step down.”
This was the answer of Bp. Vicente Navarra to the persistent question of local media concerning his views regarding the growing clamor for Macapagal-Arroyo’s removal. He also said that that if President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo comes to Bacolod on March 14, he will tell her of the real conditions of Negrosanons, and that “they want GMA to step down now.”
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