The Inquirer reports that CBCP President Angel Lagdameo said the following in a press statement:
In response to the global economic crisis that we are facing today which everybody knows about and in response to the pitiful state of our country, the time to rebuild our country economically, socially, politically, minus corruption is now.
The time to start radical reforms is not later but now. The time for moral regeneration which has been long delayed, the time for moral regeneration is now.
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