The cardinal urged Catholics to fight fraud and violence in the
run-up to Monday's presidential elections, even if that meant putting their lives at risk. More than 50 people died prior to the ballot.
Cardinal Sin warned voters against electing "plunderers" linked to the former Marcos regime to office.
He made clear that he did not favour President Corazon Aquino '5 favoured successor, former defence minister Fidel Ramos, who he implied had "betrayed a deadening absence of moral convictions" during the country's period of martial law.