Monday, September 12, 2005

vox populi, vox dei

(don't know why i am consistently being convinced by recent events that "vox populi, vox dei" is not true. pls see previous post, "enemy of the people")

Solons tell bishops: Respect House vote
First posted 00:59am (Mla time) Sept 12, 2005 By Philip C. Tubeza, Christian V. Esguerra
Inquirer News Service

SAYING "the voice of the people is the voice of God," administration lawmakers yesterday urged Philippine Catholic Church leaders to respect the House decision to quash the impeachment complaints against President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

Representatives Marcelino Libanan of Eastern Samar and Salacnib Baterina of Ilocos Sur issued the call after some members of the influential Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) expressed resentment over the Sept. 6 vote in the House squelching the move to unseat Ms Arroyo.

"Vox populi, vox dei, the voice of the people is the voice of God," Libanan said in a statement.

"The representatives of our people have spoken and their decision was to uphold the justice committee (report). We urge our Church leaders to respect this, coming as it did from a free, fair and collective decision of the House majority, whose members are elected representatives of our people."


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Anonymous said...

There is no biblical or catholic historical basis for that saying.

three stars and a sun said...

actually, for catholic historical basis, there are many (like proclamation of some of the marian dogmas, due to popular movements).

nonetheless, i'd still be very cautious about this saying, even if it is what many of our democratic institutions are all about. the case of having de castro as vp is a good one against vox populi vox dei. my god, these people voted for him as second in line, and now they don't want him as successor to gma if she gets toppled. whew!