By Felix ‘Boy’ Espineda, Jr.
GUBAT, Sorsogon, 25June2013 (BicolToday.com) – Heading the call of the catholic hierarchy of Sorsogon Diocese, re-elected second district congressman Deogracias ’Ding’ Ramos promised to his constituents that never will he work with the “devils” in congress.
The reference was coined by Bishop Arturo Bastes during the celebratory mass for the re-elected congressman. The bishop was referring to those members of congress who are pushing for non-church agenda, the reproductive health law, divorce and fear of same sex marriage and other social issues which are not in accord with the social tenets of the Catholic Church.
Ramos promised his church audience that he will never attend committee hearings about abortion, divorce, same sex marriages and those which are not in accord with his Christian principles. Ramos is a product of the Our Lady of Peñafrancia Seminary, such that his association with the church cannot be discounted.
With his stand, the octogenarian congressman will be a strong voice against measures that have divisive implications to the catholic majority also to allay fear that he will kowtow with the political agenda of his party which will retain the majority in the lower house. [BicolToday.com]