The Church Leaders’ Attacks against Duterte’s Governance; A Paradox of their own worms of Leadership Scandals - Int'l Expert - The Daily Sentry

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The Church Leaders’ Attacks against Duterte’s Governance; A Paradox of their own worms of Leadership Scandals - Int'l Expert



 Jun Avelino (Photo from Avelino's FB | Catholic Church Leaders (Photo from Google)


Renowned International Relations Expert Jun Avelino, had once again blasted Church Leaders who were constant with their criticisms against President Rodrigo Duterte and his administration.

In a Facebook post, Avelino strike a response to the recent statement of Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo that President Rodrigo Duterte's victory with 16 million people who voted for him was not a God's will.

"He is miserably wrong in claiming that Vox Populi Vox Dei is not true for Duterte as he was not given to us by God but by the 16 Million people who voted for him in an elections which he now maliciously claims as not God ordained. Ergo, the people or the faithful should not support him for he is perceived to be anti-God."

Avelino also slammed Pabillo for his "ignorance of some historical facts" as he previously cited dictators in history stating their names Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini and even our late former President Ferdinand Marcos. 


CBCP Church Leaders | Photo from CBCP.net


"The problem with the Church leaders is their maniacal obsession for the removal of Digong from the presidency and these leaders are willing to even strike a deal with demons including the yellows and the reds (a demonic rainbow coalition indeed) just for the realization of their diabolic aspirations."

"Aren’t they blaspheming God in the process? God help them!"



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The Church Leaders’ Attacks against Duterte’s Governance; A Paradox of their own worms of Leadership Scandals

Bishop Pabillo is once again trying to bastardize Christian teachings just to justify the catholic leaders’ attacks against the Duterte administration in the name of their god. He is miserably wrong in claiming that Vox Populi Vox Dei is not true for Duterte as he was not given to us by God but by the 16 Million people who voted for him in an elections which he now maliciously claims as not God ordained. Ergo, the people or the faithful should not support him for he is perceived to be anti-God.

In a desperate attempt to justify his position as that of the church, he erroneously cited the elections of Adolf Hitler, Mussolini and Ferdinand Marcos who became known for their fascist and dictatorial tendencies as proof that elections of leaders are not supported by God, but by stupid people, thus parading the image of Digong as one of their kind – worst fascist leader. With this argument, the bishop has only displayed his ignorance of some historical facts which render his assertions not only preposterously ridiculous but a butt of joke – no less. Adolf Hitler did not become a fascist leader because he was elected by the people. 

In fact, he ran for President in German elections in 1932 but was defeated. He rose into power only and became a dictator when he was “appointed” as German Chancellor in January 1933 where he started wrecking havoc as a fascist leader. Excuse me, bishop, it was not through elections. This information is readily available in the internet and history books and I wonder why Bishop Pabillo chose to lie through his teeth to mislead the people instead of spending time reading some more and educate himself to share the truth to the public. Liar!


In the case of Benito Mussolini of Italy, he was not elected either by the people. But he became Italy’s fascist leader because his Political party garnered two-thirds of the seats of Italy’s parliament during the country’s elections conducted in 1924. Marcos on the other hand was elected by the people directly in 1965 which was the great period the country’s history where we experienced economic boom and other facets of the country’s development. But when he imposed martial law in 1972 and ruled as a dictator, the problem started but such was not the results of an election for fuck sake. In fact, when he lifted martial law in 1981 and called for a snap Presidential Elections in 1986, he lost and eventually deposed by the Filipino people via people power. 

So, if you claim that Duterte is not given to us by God and reject the mandate of the 16M Filipinos who voted for him based on the those premises you cited, it is a bullshit non sequitur assertion and in fact, it is a fallacy of argumentum ad ignorantiam which is a classic display of your religious stupidity and idiocy over historical facts!

The church called it a divine intervention when the Filipino people heeded the call of the late Cardinal Sin to march to EDSA in February 1986 which installed Cory as the duly elected President based on her victory during the snap Presidential elections. EDSA was an act of defending people’s mandate to Cory as President in an election. So, you invoked the latin maxim “vox populi vox dei” to the late Cory Aquino because she kissed the hand of Cardinal Sin and consequently became the puppet of the Catholic Church where you feasted on the financial support given to the church but the same principle does not apply to Digong because he refuses to be cowed into kissing your filthy ass and instead stripped you off with your influence on our political affairs! Sanamagan!

Assuming arguendo that election indeed does not embed God’s mandate to the elected leaders, and therefore, anyone who went through the process of elections can be questioned based on his orientation about god. 

But may I ask Bishop Pabillo, how do you choose the head of the Catholic church – the Pope? Isn’t it through an election process? Let me remind Pabillo that in choosing who will be the pope, Senior Cardinals from all over the world will gather and elect among themselves who will become the Pope. It is, in fact, a highly political process which involves indirect campaigning although it is not allowed. But just like ordinary voters, the Cardinals do pray hard for guidance from the holy spirit before they cast their votes for their votes are sacred. Isn’t this the Christian teaching that you have been preaching to the faithful during elections? Pray hard and seek guidance before you exercise your vote because it is sacred. Now that the faithful did so and they voted for Digong, suddenly you teach differently? Sanamagan!


If you question Digong’s Presidency for being not ordained by God, are you inciting the catholic faithful to question the ascendancy of the Pope to lead the catholic church because he is just a human being elected by the Cardinals and therefore, his authority is not with God’s blessings being just a result of an election process? 

Of course, you will find an excuse that the election of Pope cannot be compared with that of Digong because the latter’s leadership is mired with irregularities, corruption, d*aths and other scandals for which every Christian is duty bound to oppose. But isn’t it that the church which is headed by the Pope, bishops like Pabillo and priests is equally saddled with worms of scandals ranging from corruption, sex, phedophilia, womanizing, even murder and other ungodly activities ironic to the Christian teachings? How do you define moral ascendancy then?



CBCP Church Leaders | Photo from CBCP.net

The problem with the Church leaders is their maniacal obsession for the removal of Digong from the presidency and these leaders are willing to even strike a deal with demons including the yellows and the reds (a demonic rainbow coalition indeed) just for the realization of their diabolic aspirations. Review the interview of Cardinal Tagle with Sackur of BBC and how he justified church leader’s position on their wealth as well as why their critical stance on the Duterte administration. It’s full of lies. Listen to Archbishop Socrates every time he takes on the pulpit and deliver his homilies against the administration. It’s full of hatred delivered in a melancholic way to partake a semblance of being a god’s message. 


Look at the way Fr. Reyes of the Jesuit Community or Sr. Manansalan of RVM or even Bishop Pabillo himself and how they malign Duterte on their messages during press interviews, fora or even rallies - full anger with gnashing teeth! You won’t see and feel any iota of at least conciliatory tone befitting of Christian leaders. They attacked the Duterte presidency in the name of their god and employ all demonic means to win the people’s sympathy to go against Duterte. Aren’t they blaspheming God in the process? God help them!


They readily supported Trillanes in accusing Duterte of corruption and for allegedly having hidden wealth and event went to ask people in demanding for Duterte to sign the waiver of his alleged bank accounts in the name of transparency. And yet, they cannot even open the accounts of CBCP for the faithful to know how their contributions, donations and the wealth of the church are being spent by the priests and bishops. Transparency my balls!

They questioned Digong’s policy of mining and yet they spent billions of pesos in forms of stocks in mining companies involved in the destruction of our environment. They asked people to refrain from alcohols, cigarettes and other vices because these are contrary to the teachings of the church and yet they put in billions of investments stocks in companies involved in the manufacture of these vices and not to mention the number of priests and even bishops who can drink and smoke as if there is no tomorrow. 

They charged Digong of being a womanizer and yet they are mum on the number of priests and bishops engaged in illicit sexual affairs even with the young and innocent and even married women which are all public knowledge. They abhor Digong for his being mysoginist and anti-women and yet they could not bring to the bar of justice the priests who raped girls and young boys and even those who impregnated women while performing their duties as servants of gods in the churches! I can cite a dozen more of the church leaders’ scandal and malfeasances which would certainly dwarf the accusations they hurled against the President. Do these people know how to explain the phrase “walk the talk’?

What is alarming and disturbing is when Bishop Pabillo cited biblical verses to justify the call for the faithful to question the leadership of Duterte as President whom he described as anti God. To me, this is crossing the line as he is trying to position the church to go on a head on collision with the government – an act of inviting chaos and anarchy in this country and in effect throwing the entire church into the political inferno instead of shielding it therefrom. Of course, I trust that the faithful will not heed to his stupid call for being divisive and being unchristian.

It pains me to write all these things because I am a catholic and I would remain so come what may. The Presentation of Mary (PM) sisters who adopted me as a working student for being a tribal child then at Holy Cross of Malita in Davao Occidental, had inculcated in us the true Christian values to live the life of being prayerful and become an instrument of love and unity and never an instrument of hatred and divisiveness in this country as what our church leaders propagate. We were taught that the church consists of the faithful – the believers of God and his teachings. The church is not the pope, the cardinals, the bishops and the priests and nuns. They are just there to guide the faithful in serving God. I remember the lay people and the rest of the parish volunteers who worked hard in preaching the Christian values pro bono while the bishops and the priests confined themselves in their ivory towers (gapadako sa ilang mga itlog!) and enjoy the luxury of life like that of Joma Sison in The Netherlands. Isn’t this an injustice within the church leadership itself? Don’t get me wrong, this is all about the church leaders and the need to give justice to the works of the lay people who are in the forefront in the Christian values formation.

With all the shenanigans committed by the church leaders, it is incumbent upon every member of the church to speak up and expose the ills, scandals and atrocities committed by the church leaders. It is about time that we defend our church not from the attacks of Digong but from the demonic machinations of our church leaders who threatened the very core of our church’ existence just to satisfy their lust for money and power which they stand to lose under the Duterte Presidency!
To the church leaders, you taught us about the power of prayer. If you think Digong has “satanic” imperfections by your standard, we the laity, urge you to pray for his reform. If he does not change, then pray harder for after all, you claim to have been ordained by God. If he persists with his ways, then ask all the Cardinals, arch bishops, bishops, priests and nuns and ask the entire prayer army you can muster from all sects and denominations of this country who hate Duterte to pray for his reform and evangelization. And if he continues with his ways, the only logical conclusion which can be deduced therefrom is that God does not listen to you because He is supporting Duterte... – Jun Avelino

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