November 26, 2007 in general
By Committee on Women, Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation
Philippine Province of the Good Shepherd
Gathered in our Province Assembly in Quezon City from November 12-14, 2007, we, the undersigned Good Shepherd Sisters, coming from different parts of the country decry the recent bombing of Batasan Pambansa causing the loss of lives and severe injury to many. This recent event, added to the long list of suspicious events and scandalous deals and scams allegedly attributed to the present national administration.
Inspired and challenged by our mission to continue to be “Life-bearers with and for the Poor” and called to heed Micah 6:8 “to act justly, to love tenderly and to walk humbly with our God”, we believe that the common good and well being and security of the Filipino people should be a great concern of the national leadership. The fact is that the majority of Filipinos are insecure and fearful in the face of grinding poverty they suffer from.
Who will deny that the national government has lost the moral ascendancy to govern this country? We don’t! Therefore, we strongly ask the Chief Executive Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to step down. #