Manila, Philippines, May 29, 2019 / 11:05 am
A new law in the Philippines to support those living in poverty has won the praise of Caritas Manila, a Catholic aid agency in the country.
"We congratulate and support President Duterte 100% in his bold signing of this Magna Carta for the Poor," said Father Anton Pascual, executive director of Caritas Manila, according to UCA News.
"That's what good government is all about, taking care of the poor and marginalized," he said.
The priest voiced hope that sufficient resources will be dedicated to the implementation of the law, noting that government efficiency is "always a problem" in the country.