NECCOM statement on Senate impasse
The National Ecumenical Consultative Committee (NECCOM), composed of representatives of various Christian denominations, assured President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo of their
prayers, in the face of the "current political turmoil in the Philippine Senate".
In a letter, sent June 5 to the President, and in reaction to the recent Senate reorganization, the NECCOM members sought a speedy
solution of the political impasse in the Senate and offered prayers for "wisdom in (Arroyo's) decision-making for the sake of the country."
"We are also praying for the Senators, Members of the House of
Representatives and all our leaders to come to unity and prayer for the sake of the country," they continued.
In a related move, CBCP Secretary-General Msgr. Hernando M. Coronel, who was also a signatory to the NECCOM
letter, issued the following statement on June 6:
"I am one with the other Christian and religious leaders of our country in affirming that prayer is foremost during these times of crisis. The Senate is a
distinguished part of government. A deeply divided Senate can cripple the progress of our nation. I, with the NECCOM religious leaders, Christian and Muslim, appeal to the senators to put country above party