Bishop Bacani Promises to Give Duterte PHP 10M If He Can Prove That he Has Two Wives. 'saan nakuha ng presidente ‘yun?'

It seems like the war between the Catholic Church and President Rodrigo Duterte is far from over as Bishop Teodoro Bacani challenged the President by promising to give him PHP 10 million if he can prove his accusation that the bishop has 'two wives'. 

The President made the bold pronouncement last Tuesday, during the commemoration of the Mamasapano massacre. He was defending his administration's war against drugs which the Catholic Church has been constantly condemning due to the rampant number of extrajudicial killings that came along with it. 

Duterte then called the church “full of sh*t" and even accused them of corruption and hypocrisy. Furthermore, the President also challenged the country's Catholic Church officials to resign and that he would do the same if they did. 

Bishop Bacani challenged the President to prove his accusation and stated in an interview with Radio Veritas: “Unang-una, saan nakuha ng presidente ‘yun? Alam mo, kung makapag-produce ang presidente ng kahit na isang asawa ko, bibigyan ko siya ng limang milyong piso. Kahit mangutang ako, kung maka-produce siya ng dalawa, makaka-sampung milyon ang presidente natin,” 

The bishop also reminded the former Davao city mayor to not spread lies and speak ill of others and to reflect on the old adage "the truth will set you free."

“Maghunos-dili naman siya, presidente siya, hindi naman ordinaryong tsismoso.” Bacani said.

“Kapag ganyan, masyado niyang dini-degrade ang pagka-presidente, bumababa ang tingin ng tao sa presidente na tsismoso, mali pa ang tsismis at hindi pa totoo,” he added.

He also clarified the Catholic Church's positive support for the current administration’s anti-illegal drugs campaign but reiterated that they did not agree with the way they were handling it. 

“Ang simbahan ay pinapahalagahan ang sagradong buhay ng tao sa pamamagitan ng pagbibigay ng panibagong pagkakataon sa mga nagkamali at nagkasala na magbagong buhay lalo sa pagtatayo ng mga drug rehab centers,” he said.

Source: TNP inquirer

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