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Priests prepare to swap their stoles for politics

MANILA (Mabuhay) : As the season for filing for candidacy for the thousands of political vacancies in The Philippines opens prior to each presidential and mid-term election, clerical politics take on a new meaning.

While the round of priests lobbying for pastoral plans in various dioceses continues as usual, there are always a few who want to take their political life into the secular realm as well. This year is no exception.