MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Since time immemorial, Catholic bishops belonging to the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) have been discreetly supporting political candidates who are mostly in the Opposition.
But gone are the days of discreet.
Today, Filipino bishops are openly endorsing anti-Administration candidates including the eight senatorial candidates of the political party Otso Diretso.
The bishops were recently photographed attending an Otso Diretso campaign rally somewhere in Metro Manila, dressed in full clerical regalia.
They even provided the entertainment for the sparse crowd by performing a well-loved Philippine folk dance, Pandanggo sa (D)ilaw.