Ex-VP Binay gets endorsement of major Protestant church group

Jojo Binay
MANILA, Philippines — Senatorial candidate and former vice president Jejomar Binay has been endorsed by the Council of Bishops of the United Church of Christ in the Philippines (UCCP).
The Protestant bishops cited Binay’s “proven integrity and commitment” and his “pro-people agenda” in the Senate. The UCCP is one of the largest association of Protestant churches in the country.
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Binay’s endorsement followed a declaration from the Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) endorsing Binay’s candidacy for the Senate.
The UCCP’s endorsement was signed by UCCP General Secretary Melzar Labuntog, six bishops from regional jurisdictions, and 14 emeritus bishops. The declaration was released on May 4.

“I am grateful to the UCCP for its endorsement, and for the long years of partnership in promoting and protecting the people’s interests,” Binay said.
Binay added that the challenges of rebuilding the country from the pandemic and restoring the people’s dignity “would require nothing less than the convergence of goals from the widest alliance of groups and personalities.”

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