In the News: Kudos to Cardinal Rosales and to the Inquirer.net for running his story

Thank God (literally!) for Manila Archbishop Gaudencio Cardinal Rosales and to the Inquirer.net for doing the right thing and running a story on what the Cardinal had to say about moronic talk of “People Power” by popular candidate Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III.

On the possibility of him calling for people to “hit the streets” in the event of a “failure of elections”, Cardinal Rosales says…

“No. For heaven’s sake, there is the Constitution. All these are covered by provisions of the Constitution. If there are complaints, credible, you go to the Comelec, you go (to) Congress, because you still have that,” he said.

Rosales lamented that Filipinos were always in a hurry, which was why, he said, they had failed to develop into a better people and tended to call for people power easily.

“We are always in a hurry,” he said. “We forget to grow in citizenship and to develop a real credible nation. To reach a stage where we mature as a nation and also [as a] people will take time.”

This follows a position Noynoy Aquino had pompously taken earlier that he would not be above calling people to take to the streets in another moronic Edsa “revolution” in the event that he feels he’s been cheated out of the win he expects in this year’s presidential election. According to the Spineless One:

“If we have a correct counting of the votes, I think we will be very victorious,” said Aquino, whose mother toppled dictator Ferdinand Marcos amid protests that followed a rigged election in 1986. If “the people’s will is frustrated,” demonstrations could make this month’s protests in Thailand seem “mild” by comparison, he said in an interview in Manila yesterday.

These are chilling words coming from a man who can be considered to be a clear threat to the peace and stability of the Republic.

Again, kudos to those who see past the sort of vintage 1980’s emo politics that the Yellow Army advocate. Let us all say no to primitivism and look forward to and embrace the modernity that the 21st Century offers!

[This article was originally published as a note with the same title on the GRP Facebook Page.]

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25 Responses to In the News: Kudos to Cardinal Rosales and to the Inquirer.net for running his story

  1. Poppy Seed says:

    I can’t believe Cardinal Rosales made such a statement. Cardinal Sin must be turning in his grave! 😀

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  3. alexasdad says:

    Sana matauhan na mga tao no! And a big thanks to the Cardinal that he had spoken about the issue.

  4. Gman says:

    Sabi nga sa isang diyaryong nabasa ko, “utak totoy talaga tong si Noynoy!”

  5. J.B. says:

    Good political analysis by the Cardinal.

    But anyway, is this the guy supporting Villar and Roxas because these candidates are pro-life? (anti-condom) They just love more hungry mouths to fed.

  6. boombox says:

    Crazzy for You!!!! -Noytards

  7. Marcing Pin says:

    For once somebody is in their right mind… somehow, Abnoy want to resort to “anarchy” if “democracy” failed to get him elected..

    The more these opportunist politicians and their minions go to the streets the more that their so-called “people power” revolution becomes a “joke”.. and I’m sure its already a “joke” for some of you..

  8. brianitus says:

    See, even Cardinal Rosales gets it. Maybe he’s even an Autobot in priestly robes. Hehehe.

  9. benign0 says:

    Check this out:

    Sr. Mary John Mananzan, a convenor of the poll watchdog Kontra Daya, said taking to the streets was the only option available.

    “With due respect, I disagree vehemently [with Manila Archbishop Gaudencio Cardinal Rosales],” Mananzan said.

    “It’s more irresponsible if you do nothing,” Mananzan said at a press briefing. “Where would you go? To Congress, to the Supreme Court? Even Art Panganiban, the former Chief Justice, said all of the institutions of government are severely compromised. So where will you go but to the power of the people?”

    She said a candidate and his supporters had a right to protest if they were cheated, just as any citizen should not sit idly by if his rights were trampled upon.

    “If you don’t, you are an irresponsible person,” she said.

    Goes to show nuns can be morons as well. They can’t even be trusted with a vow of obedience. 😀

    But then nuns can be excused. Coming from an educated dude like Joker Arroyo is another moronic matter though…

    “For those who advocate people power in case they are dissatisfied with the results of the election, it is not enough that they agitate. Talk is cheap,” he said.

    Arroyo added: “They must be the first to be felled by police and military truncheons, water cannons, tear gas like the old man Tañada, Chino Roces, Rene Saguisag, Butz Aquino and other leaders in the anti-Marcos protest marches.”

    Indeed, as the Inquirer.net headline from which I got the above excerpt implies, it’s a “joker’s advise”. 😀

    • ChinoF says:

      Joker’s got it right. If Noynoy wants People Power if he loses the elections, he’s gotta be the first one in the streets. Let’s laugh when he gets felled by a sunstroke. 😛

  10. Marcing Pin says:

    The only thing that make sense in Joker’s advise is the last sentence [““Advocates cannot just talk and agitate and stay safely in the rear, out of harm’s way. A leader cannot ask people to do what he himself cannot do.””]… those idiots calling for people power should be in the forefront and should be the first people to face the brunt of water cannons and tear gas… I doubt any of those politicians (including Noynoy) got the balls to do it..

  11. Anonylol says:

    Wow! Cardinal Rosales, I am impress.

    To the people saying that you can’t go to congress, etc since they are compromised then why bother with elections? Clearly you don’t trust anyone in the government so why bother having a government? Let’s just burn everything down and turn the entire country into a howling, Mad Max style wilderness since that’s apparently the environment your mindset is in.

    • benign0 says:

      Spot on. When some bozo says Congress is “compromise” that, by transitivity, implies that the Vote is a compromised exercise as well.

      Why give people the Vote when all they do with it is exercise it but not take accountability for its outcomes.

      Congressmen are outcomes of the people’s vote, for they are all duly elected and therefore have the popular mandate of the people.

      Morons like Madre de Cacao here don’t seem to get that.

    • J.B. says:

      Congress is compromised and it’s downright silly to tell it’s not.

      But society has minimum sense of righteousness in order to exists so even though warm bencher’s sit there from time to time, there were moments of initiatives that make them appear doing good for the people.

      If election fraud is too widespread, then I don’t think there wont be any congressman who wont use the evidence to his favour and trumpets. People still love expose for all its worth.

  12. ChinoF says:

    Way I see it, the Cardinal knows that more and more people, even within the Catholic bloc, are not going for Noynoy and see that People Power has no more relevance today. The Cardinal has good sense not just about the issue, but he also knows the church will be discredited when it joins the moronic Yellow masses in protesting an election that went right.

  13. Kevin says:

    “Crazy, crazy, crazy!” – Cardinal Rosales.

    I think he must have read the real psych reports on Noynoy Aquino.

  14. guilbautedsookie says:

    Thank God the Catholic Church did not side with anyone for the first time!

    Gaudencio Rosales is right…People Power is now useless. It’s also the people who do the cheating–letting their votes be bought. Anyhow, let it be.

    • Aegis-Judex says:

      That was the case with Cardinal Vidal viz. Lozada. He was somehow indifferent to Lozada’s sorties in Cebu, and as a result, the dumbass accused him of being a “congressman in a cassock,” APART from labeling the Cebu Archdiocese the “Archdiocese of Malacañang!” What’s the betting they’ll call him “taong Gloria” because he was just being nonpartisan, as a cleric of his level ought to be?

      • guilbautedsookie says:

        A secular government cannot exist here. We are so in fear of going to hell we point to others’ faults, like the film The White Ribbon.

        Ever notice Catholic countries are some of the poorest countries in the world?

  15. rmb says:

    He said he must be crazy crazy crazy,and irresponsible to do such a thing(I think he is referring to Noynoy)

  16. MaskmanReturns says:

    Yes,people r now realizing that there r no more people power.Thank u Cardinal Rosales 4 telling the truth about this issue.

  17. kid dynamo says:

    People power should have been used only once, the fact that we had a ‘second” presumably a “third” (with the so called EDSA Tres), numerous failed attempts to rouse another one for the past years and now this particular candidate sowing seeds of dissent and seemingl holding the nation hostage should the verdict not go his way only shows that we have really yet learned our lesson.

    The Cardinal got it right that a great majority of us are “mainipin” they always want everthing done for them at the snap of a finger. Even things like kaunlaran and nation building. People flocking shows like WOWOWEE or taking chances on lotteries i guess are clear indicators of this.

    They so believe the logic of a particular candidate that the overly simplistic (if not dumb) approach of “Walang Corrupt Walang Mahirap” mantra is the ONLY solution to the ills of our fractured and divided country. They are so into this mantra that they embrace it undermining the fact that aside from corruption, there still a lot of homework to do…establishing a stable fiscal condition, sustainable energy policy, infrastructures, loosening foreign trade policies, peace and order etc. BUT NOOOOOOOOO, people are content with the promises of a candidate with nothing to show eecpt a surname and the usual “kasi mabait siya at di magnanakaw” Life must be good for an Cojuanco-Aquino.

    People fail to go past this emotional brouhaha that they can’t see that as sweet as the promises are if their candidate fails to prove that he can be able to enact his advocacies (if he has clear and well defined one’s to start with) by highlighting his acheivements and track record. This “Walang Corrupt, Walang Mahirap” mantra is no different from “Pag May (Asiong este!) Erap, May Ginhawa”

    It pains me to see that we have better choices, if not the best, and have golden opportunities to actually make a difference and steer the country to the promised land but we can’t seem to do it. We have this uncanny knack of shooting ourselves on the foot as a nation.

    Indeed we still have a long way to go to become a politically mature nation…there still a lot of work to do i guess

    Just thinking aloud….

  18. deiyuu says:

    Salamat nga talaga kay Archbishop Rosales!
    Mabuti rin ito para sa estado kasi dahil sa pagbanggit ni Archbishop Rosales sa due process, makikitang may tiwala pa rin ang simbahan sa pananagutan at kapangyarihan ng pamahalaan sa ganitong mga pagkakataon. 🙂

    Di nga lang akong naniniwalang joke ang people power. Ngunit nagiging joke siya kasi ginagamit ng mga pinuno (kuno) nang basta basta ang pananalig at pagkakaisa ng mga tao tuwing di natutupad ang mga ninanais nila. 😦

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