• Let’s all resign, Duterte dares bishops

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    President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday slammed Catholic bishops who are critical of his administration and dared them to resign with him “as we are all sinners.”

    Speaking before the families of the slain police troopers in Malacañang, Duterte said he and the bishops have the same sins, but added that he’s not corrupt like them.

    “Hamunin ko kayong lahat bishops conference, mag-resign tayo [I dare you all, let us resign together],” Duterte said, referring to the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP).

    Duterte said he will drop his resignation letter on bended knees in front of Jose Rizal’s statue at Rizl Park on Wednesday, January 25.

    “Sabay-sabay, okay? Resign. Ako’ng una. I will deliver my letter of resignation… Kung sabihin ninyo nagsinungaling ako at wala kayong karapatang mag-mura, mag-resign ako. Walang problema. Pero kapag ito, nabasa niyo ito, sabihin ko sa mga bishop, marami kayo e, ‘Pareho man pala ang baho natin – babae, ganon. Pero kayo, corruption. Wala ako sa pera. Sa babae lang. Medyo limitado yung akin (If you believe that I am a liar and I don’t have the right to cuss, I will resign. But we have the same weakness – women. But you, it’s corruption. Mine is only women),'” he said.

    The President cited Novaliches Bishop Emeritus Teodoro Bacani, whom he said had two wives.

    Bacani, in a speech at the World Apostolic Congress on Mercy, had criticized the rising death toll in the Duterte administration’s war on drugs, calling the police force a “bringer of death.” CATHERINE S. VALENTE

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    7 Comments

    1. “The PNP is a Bringer of Death”, according to Bishop Bacani …
      How about the Bishop , is he a BRINGER OF LIVES ?
      Just asking .

    2. Like it or not Mr. Florendo Abad, as a Fiipino citizen, Pres. Duterte is YOUR President too. Why don’t you just pray for him to change? Afterall, it’s only God who can change a person. God bless you!

    3. These people who are criticizing the President are only in it for a good sound bites. Yes, I’m with
      the President, look at the mirror before you criticize somebody. Let those who didn’t sin cast the
      first stone…..

      • Dude you’re mistaken, Jesus was telling them in a way that if you don’t have a sin do not kill the woman, cause if you do kill the woman you will have a graver sin, hope this will make you understand.

    4. DU30 you are all talk and no action! You kept blabbing about, “I have proof of this or I have proof of that and if you say something I’m going to let all the people know somethings about you!” And on & on & on…. Just let it out, if you have proof and you are really mad about the Catholic priest and bishops, just let all the evidence fall, let it out. You’re acting like Floyd Mayweather, all talk and no action.

      You said the same thing with the Drug syndicate, all we have is your word about we have a list of what…. drug pushers & drug users, where are the drug lords, where are they? Why don’t we see them dead, if you are so know it all? Maybe they are hiding in China and India, and you don’t have the cojones to track them and kill them.

      So stop your war of words against the church hierarchy, they are doing their job, and so should you. As the president of a country your job is to protect the citizen and implement the law. And not to be the law by your own hands.

      The people are looking up to you, for you to bring jobs to the Philippines and have a business environment that will be good for the people and not only for the Chinese Oligarchs.

    5. To all Duterter’s followers and believer’s, Is this the kind of person you adore. Yes he might not be corrupt, but he is a loose cannon. He think he is above the law and god. He ridiculed every person who criticize him even the messenger of god Like the pope. This man is Demon or Atheist. He should resign, because he bring shame to our country. We never been ridiculed by the global community until now. One day this Moron will put every Filipino in harms way in four corners of the world.