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Magnilay-nilay kayo! Cebu Archbishop Palma urges poll bets to reflect during Lent

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Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma has urged the national and local candidates to reflect on their political agenda this Lent.

“(Being in) public service makes them a public servant. The good of the people is the primary good that should be considered,” Palma said in The Freeman report.

During this holy season of Lent, the 69-year-old prelate also reminded candidates to promote peaceful engagements and stop the dirty politics.

“Political affairs should be a channel for peace… Now, some hands of candidates are being raised. The question should not be whose hands is being raised by whom but (it should be emphasized that) the hand that votes is the hand that is more powerful,” according to him.

The Commission on Elections prohibits poll aspirants from campaigning on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday.

Violators can be charged with an election offense