“EMBARASSING AND worrisome.”
That is how outspoken Bishop Broderick Pabillo, apostolic administrator of the Archdiocese of Manila, called the situation of the Philippines having the highest number of coronavirus cases in the whole of Southeast Asia.
And what is more saddening, the prelate lamented, is government not showing a “convincing way of addressing the health and economic issue.”
It is not because people are stubborn that many are suffering – sick, out of job, hungry – but because “there is something wrong in the governance.”
“What is being pushed instead in Congress and Senate is the death penalty,” he said in his homily during a Mass at the San Felipe Neri Parish in Mandaluyong City Sunday.
Addressing the faithful beyond the congregation at Mass, Pabillo sermonized:
“What is our attitude amid all these? Many are silent. Just let them be in government. What is important is we survive…
Are we going to remain silent? …Why do we avoid speaking and acting? Are we afraid of being told by trolls? Afraid of being accused as rebels?
I hope we will be concerned because we love our country. In times like this that our love and concern for the country should come out.
Let us not be unmindful of what has been happening. Let us not allow senators and congressmen to craft laws that are immoral and that will kill.
Let us tell them to answer the plea of the people who are seeking jobs, food, medicine. That is what they should focus on.”
Where there is love of country, there is God. So, the bishop declared.
God is to blame
“LET’S BLAME God for it.
He created the virus in the bat and made sure it was transmissible to humans. Why did he even make bats?
Do you know bats smell awful because, hanging upside down, they pee on themselves?
Who makes stuff like that?
God hasn’t explained.
Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. in his perverse application of the doctrine of first principle and primary cause on the coronavirus disease.
Gone batty, this Teddy.