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The Philippines' powerful Catholic Church is to ask Filipinos to vote candidates who support birth control out of office in the May elections, a Church official said Saturday. 

Philippine catholics attend a mass at the start of the youth vigil at a chapel in Manila on March 12, 2013. The Philippines' powerful Catholic Church is to ask Filipinos to vote candidates who support birth control out of office in the May elections, a Church official said Saturday.

The guidelines, to be read at Sunday masses across the country, are seen as an attack on President Benigno Aquino's allies who pushed for a controversial birth control law that was passed last year.

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