KofC Luzon deputy urges members to junk Team Patay candidates

Manila, March 19, 2013 –Knights of Columbus Luzon Deputy Arsenio Isidro G. Yap called on members to junk Team Patay candidates this coming elections.

“We need to voice out to politicians that we Catholics also have a voice in society that should be heard,” says Yap in the vernacular.

Yap made the pitch Saturday during the 6th Annual Walk for Life where around 4,000 fraternal members of the Knights of Columbus coming from different parts of Luzon gathered at the San Andres Gymnasium in Malate.

Dubbed, “A Walk for Life is a Vote for Life” this year’s theme is focused on the need to restore morality in public office.

The event kicked off with a Mass at San Agustin Church celebrated by Cubao bishop Most. Rev. Honesto F. Ongtioco, D.D. before heading off to San Andres Gym.

Yap also reiterated the need to have a government that protects the family, respects the right to religious expression and shows authentic concern in solving the ills besetting the country.

With voice reverberating throughout the gymnasium, Yap one by one dropped the names of the Team Patay candidates while urging members to chant, “Huwag Iboto!”

Late January, the San Sebastian Cathedral in Bacolod created controversy for putting up a giant tarpaulin outside the church listing the names of senatorial candidates and party-list groups who either opposed or supported the RH law.

Team Patay groups were those who voted for the law while those who opposed it were under Team Buhay (life).

Team Patay (pro-RH) includes senatorial candidates Juan Edgardo Angara, Teddy Casiño, Allan Peter Cayetano, Jack Enrile, Francis Escudero, Risa Hontiveros, and Loren Legarda.

Partylist groups included in the Team Patay are Gabriela, Akbayan, Bayan Muna, and AnakPawis.

The controversy has reached the Supreme Court with the high court issuing a temporary restraining order that stopped the Comelec from tearing down the controversial posters.

The Supreme Court is set to tackle the highly anticipated oral debate today at 2 in the afternoon.



  • PTayag

    I disagree with this poster about team patay, they should remove this,, yeah im a catholic but i dont think that the church is doing the right thing about it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/stainedglass.maker.9 StainedGlass Maker

    Now, let us show what ” CATHOLIC VOTE REALLY MEANS”

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