Sen. Gringo Honasan prays for peaceful election
|Servant Leadership Watercolor Painting by Martin Honasan|
UNA Vice President Candidate Gringo Honasan prayed and wish on his birthday that Filipinos become enlightened as they prepare to vote in the May polls. "Give the electorate the wisdom to choose their leaders wisely, based on proven performance, the capacity for sacrifice and hard work, and the ability to make difficult decisions for the long-term benefit of our nation" writes Sen. Honasan.
Since election day is fast approaching Sen. Gringo Honasan offers this prayer to our country and fellowmen. A prayer he wrote while he was at detention in Laguna before he was allowed to post bail in 2007 and ran for another Senate term.
An Election Day Prayer
"God Almighty, at this time in our nation's history, grant that the Filipino people and their candidates may transcend anger, hatred, personal motives and vindictiveness.
Give our electorate the wisdom to choose their leaders wisely, based on proven performance, the capacity for sacrifice and hard work, and the ability to make difficult decisions for the long-term benefit of our nation. Help our people to see beyond mere personalities devoid of platforms for governance. And teach our elected leaders to value the public trust and privilege that has been given them.
Allow the coming political exercise to revive and strengthen our weakened institutions through the restoration of the will of the majority and adherence to the rule of law and due process. This we implore for the future of our nation, and of our children. Amen"
- Senator Gregorio B. Honasan