Church official urges boycott
ucanews.com reporters, Manila
June 15, 2011
“I think being nationalistic is also part of being God-loving,” said Father Edwin Gariguez, executive secretary of the National Secretariat for Social Action (NASSA) of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines.
He said he believes the call of Albay Gov. Joey Salceda for Filipinos to boycott China made products to protest Beijing’s “bullying” in connection with the Spratlys dispute is a much better idea than resorting to violent means.
“Personally, I think we need to do that. We don’t want war. I agree with the governor that it should be active non-violence,” said Gariguez.
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