Fr. Ed was parish priest of Betis in Guagua, when he decided to go on leave and run for governor with a crusade for transparent and good governance based on Christian values. His leave application has not been approved by the Archbishop of San Fernando Paciano Aniceto. However, the archbishop had issued a couple of pastoral letters which Fr. Ed's supporters had perceived as being supportive of his candidacy. His opponents, Lilia Pineda, is the wife of Rodolfo "Bong" Pineda, who is tagged as a big-time gambling lord, while Gov. Mark Lapid faces graft and other charges on allegations of anomalies in sand quarrying fees and barangay projects. Both Pineda and Lapid are in the good graces of the Arroyo government.
From what I have gathered, Fr. Ed's battlecry during the campaign was just two sentences: Stop jueteng! Stop illegal quarrying!
I call it "Heavenly".
Indeed, there is light at the end of the tunnel
of Philippine politics.