skill-based gambling games-Church seeks people's participation, engagement in new interfaith movement

Time:2022-09-26 13:21:46 source:skill-based gambling games

AN interfaith movement encouraging active participation and engagement of people in the local governance processes has been launched this week, the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines has announced.

Caritas Philippines Executive Secretary Fr. Tony Labiao said Simbayanihan is geared towards the development of the common good in the communities.

"We need good governance, principled politics, and principled leadership. We will engage communities and those from other faith(s)," Labiao said.

He added the movement will undergo three processes: "Ugnayan" (building partnership), "kalakbayan" (cooperation), and "bayanihan" (active collective participation).

Labiao said Simbayanihan will connect the organizations from the different sectors at the grassroots level to the different agencies of the national government and the local government units.

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By coming together as a group, the organizations can avail themselves of the different services of the national government applicable to their needs as a group, he said.

Simbayanihan technical working group head, Rev. Fr. Rex Arjona, said the movement will abide by principled cooperation in working with the government.

"We have not totally given up on politics as it is not altogether bad but our eyes are also open," he said.