Guardian Angel Sr. Marjorie Guingona is from Butuan City, Philippines. After her initial formation in Madrid, Spain, she ministered in Mexico, Nicaragua and Los Angeles. Since 2020, the year of her silver jubilee, she has worked with the Subanen Indigenous peoples in the Diocese of Pagadian, Philippines. She has an academic background in religious education and pastoral ministry and has written several books.
Now that the elections are over in the Philippines, history may repeat itself. There is anxiety for those who have lived through martial law. Yet life has to go on with the hope that the truth will set us free.
Philippines' presidential candidate Leni Robredo is a leader who advocates change without making false promises. If our Lord Jesus could vote on May 9, I believe that he would make a radical and a liberating choice.
The weeks leading up to Earth Day provide a time to realize that new life and hope can resurrect from the ashes of war and violence. We continue to pray for hope amid gloomy clouds of violence and despair.