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Manila's cardinal opposes new calls for 'People Power' activism

Catholic World News - May 03, 2010

Cardinal Gaudencio Rosales of Manila has said that he opposes calls for another "People Power" uprising, saying that calls for a renewal of the movement that ousted Ferdinand Marcos in 1986 are "irresponsible" today.

With May 10 elections approaching, Cardinal Rosales stressed that the Philippines should be governed by the rule of law. If there is any evidence of irregularity in the voting, he said, the people should appeal to the election commission rather than take to the streets.

The cardinal was responding to calls by Senator Benigno Aquino III for a new "People Power" movement to rise if he failed to win the May 10 election. Aquino-- whose mother, the late Corazon Aquino, rose to the nation's presidency after the original "People Power" revolt, with heavy support from Cardinal Jaime Sin-- predicted that he would win comfortably in fair balloting.

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