Bullets can never be amulets, OFWs told


BALANGA CITY: Bishop Ruperto Santos of the diocese of Balanga on Sunday cautioned overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) against carrying bullets to serve as amulets.

“Bullets will never be lucky charms or amulets because anything that intends to harm or inflict injury will never be a source of blessing or safety,” the Bataan bishop said.

Santos was reacting to reports that security personnel at international airports in the country confiscate bullets inside the luggage of some OFWs, who reasoned out that the live ammunition are their good-luck charms.

“Our dearest OFWs, remember always this biblical verse that with God, nothing is impossible. Our God is powerful, almighty and benevolent,” the prelate said.

He asked them to trust God, not amulets or anting-anting.

“Do not rely on luck or chances but believe in God’s goodness and providence. Do not accept magical objects but turn to God and believe in His graces and saving powers for He is our safety, our security,” Santos said.

“Only God saves, not amulets,” he added.

Santos is chairman of the Episcopal Commission on Migrants and Itinerant People of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines.


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  1. Dito sa Saudi, napakahigpit dito.. palabas at papasok mahigpit sila.. tapos pagdating mo sa atin, lalaglagan ka ng bala ng mga sindikato sa MIA airport…
    maraming racket sa MIA simula ng mawala ang avsecom sa aiport. masama pa nito pati mga pulis kasabwat sa mga raket na ito… dapat talagang linisin din itong airport na ito..

  2. At naniniwala naman si Bishop Santos sa alibi ng mga tiga NAIA.This modus operandi has been going on now for many years and many outgoing OFW have been victims of this fucking racket.Common Bishop live in the reality of everyday life.