CBCP Voting Guidelines for Catholics

On November 30, 2009, the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) will issue guidelines to Catholic voters on how they should choose their candidates in the May 2010 elections.

Inquirer.net reported that the guidelines will center on the Catholic Church's position on "family and life issues," which largely refers to the proposed reproductive health bill in Congress.

As reported, Commission on Family and Life executive secretary Father Melvin Castro pointed out that "the guidelines should help Catholic voters, especially those who would be voting for the first time, choose the right leaders for the country."

The CBCP Voting Guidelines for Catholics for the 2010 national and local automated (computerized) elections will be posted on this space as soon as we obtain a copy.