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Friday, July 13, 2018

British National Expresses Concern over Priest Meddling with Politics



Bishop Broderick Pabillo and Malcolm Conlan, composite photos from Malcolm Concal Facebook and filipino.cri.cn
Known as the “British with a Filipino heart” and a solid Duterte supporter, Malcolm Conlan reacted to several photos of a priest, appeared to be campaigning against Anti - Federalism while presiding its own mass.


Malcolm posted the photos on his Facebook Account with one of them showing a slide with a text that denoted, “Of 50 M voters, 34 M did not vote for him. We can then say that 34 M do not want federalism.”

The British expatriate also expressed his doubts towards the Catholic Church for tolerating such since he was always made to believe that the Bible teaches its followers to pray for the leaders of the country, reach out to the needy and promote unity and peace.
Malcolm Conlan, photo from I'ts More Fun In The Philippines
It was found out eventually that the set of photos belonged to Manila Bulletin on Friday’s issue (July 13,2018) during a Parish Forum hosted by San Ildefonso Parish in Makati presented by Bishop Broderick Pabillo, as the priest presumably presiding a mass in the photo.

Manila Bulletin’s issue was captioned as:

" LOOK: Bishop Pabillo shares his analysis of the current Charter Change initiative: "Pres. Duterte wants to have control of the Judiciary & all Independent Commissions." 

It was told that the Bishop asked the crowd by saying,

“How many of you had read the 1987 Constitution? The problem is that most Filipinos don’t know what has been changed/deleted in the proposed (new) constitution.”

Bishop Pabillo doubted the proposed Charter Change would only prolong President Duterte’s term and pointed out that in his slideshow that ‘Imperial Manila’ got majority of the budget under the current administration – referring to urbanite snobbery.
San Ildefonso Parish in Makati presented by Bishop Broderick Pabillo, photo from Manile Bulletin News (Twitter)
Pabillo claimed that the meeting between President Duterte and CBCP President Archbishop Romulo Valles was only a ‘PROPAGANDA’ and a photo – op. He also encouraged the people to stage protest against the President on the day of his State of the Nation Address.

“Our main concern is not President Duterte. We are after the values our kids will have after his term,” he said.

Meanwhile, here’s Malcolm’s Facebook post:
San Ildefonso Parish in Makati presented by Bishop Broderick Pabillo, photo from Manile Bulletin News (Twitter)
“Sorry dear friends, I’m not sure if this is a real account of what’s happening right now in the Philippines? Maybe it’s photo shopped? But just in case it is real, can someone explain to me why the Catholic Church in the Philippines is apparently meddling in politics?

“I always thought that the role of Christians biblically was to pray for the leaders of the country, help the poor, pray for the sick, promote unity and peace?

“Maybe I’m wrong, but this seems to be a campaign against the democratically elected President of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte and his political will????

“Also, how on earth is the church able to say if the apparent 34 million people who apparently did not vote for President.

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