Church won’t heed Comelec order on ‘Team Patay’ list

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A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH A Catholic church in Bacolod has cut in half a tarpaulin that tells the faithful whom to vote for and whom to junk in the May senatorial elections (“Team Buhay, Team Patay”). The Commission on Elections says the 6-foot-by-10-foot tarpaulin violates the rule on campaign material sizes, prompting the church to cut it. Despite the cut, the two tarpaulins still do not meet the 2-foot-by-3-foot rule of the Omnibus Election Code. CARLA GOMEZ/INQUIRER VISAYAS

BACOLOD CITY—Church leaders here defied a Commission on Elections (Comelec) deadline set on Monday for the removal of a tarpaulin listing senatorial candidates to reject and vote for in front of San Sebastian Cathedral.

The tarpaulin has been labeled “Team Patay, Team Buhay (Team of Death, Team of Life)” based on the candidates’ stands on the recently enacted reproductive health (RH) law.

The Bacolod diocese said it will not remove the tarpaulin because it is covered by the constitutional “guarantee of freedom of expression and conscience.”

Mavil Majarucon-Sia, Bacolod election officer, last Friday ordered the tarpaulin removed for being oversized, at 6 by 10 feet. Majarucon-Sia said the allowed size of campaign posters or streamers is 2 by 3 feet.

Lawyer Mitchelle Abella, the diocese’s legal counsel, on Monday asked the Comelec legal department to issue a definitive ruling on the tarpaulin.

Abella said the tarpaulin stays until the Comelec legal department has issued the ruling.

“The stand and the campaign of the diocese against the RH law are independent of any occasion, election or otherwise,” Abella said.

Abella said the mention of the candidates in the tarpaulin is merely incidental to the Church campaign against the RH law.

If the Comelec really wanted to enforce rules on campaign materials, Abella said it should start with more glaring violations being committed by candidates.

In Palo, Leyte, Church leaders there said they would not follow the example set by the Bacolod diocese.

Fr. Amadeo Alvero, media coordinator of the Palo archdiocese, said the Church, however, would support any group that will launch a campaign to select candidates based on their stand on the RH law.

“The faithful know that the Church has openly opposed the reproductive health law. It is up now to the faithful if they would not vote for the proponents of the RH law,” Alvero said.

Veronico Petalcorin, assistant Comelec regional director, said the Church has all the right to list down candidates to reject or vote for.

“The Church is considered a private group. They can also endorse. There is no prohibition there. That’s their right,” Petalcorin said.

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  • fernan107

    mga pari pa naman kayo di dapat ganyan pinakita ninyo sa taong bayan….masyado kayong mskasarili…anong malay niyo sa pagpapamilya?ang pakialaman niyo ay ang mga kasamahan niyong pari na corrupt at mga baklang pari..bago manuna ng ibang bakuran , maglinis muna kayo ng bakuran ninyo…maryosep naman ka indo..

    • ApoLapullapu

      Anong makasarili?  Para ba sa kanila ang nakasulat sa tarpaulin? May pangalan ba ng mag pari na nakasulat doon?

      • fernan107

        kung di mo naiintindihan topic huwag ka ng sumagot,ok?

  • opinyonlangpo

    Thats a good precedence by the Catholic Church – “guarantee of freedom of expression and conscience.”  Those disgruntled politicians might as well post tarpaulins containing images and names of pedophiles priests for public information – right in front the same San Sebastian Cathedral.

    • ApoLapullapu

      The disgruntled politicians may post in their own houses – not in the property of the Church.  That’s Freedom of Expression.

      • opinyonlangpo

        Of course, of course. Whatever you say. Amen. Pedo!!!

  • $14334231

    and i thought, the church, which is considered the house of GOD, is open to all, saints and sinners alike….i have no idea that it has a new added canon law, i.e., to exempt the sinners!!….with a streamer of condemnation agains these candidates who voted for the passage of RH bill (consider it electioneering to be exact) hanging on the church’s wall, it is like telling the voters who agreed to the RH bill that we are NOT WELCOME in the house of God anymore…..well, i guess i’ll just pray at home, or attend mass on tv….saves me a few pesos too….i’ll just set it aside and at the end of the year, donate it to a worthy charity, like red cross…..it will be more worthwhile helping my fellow pinoys….

  • AntiAko

    To the Catholic Church: the RH Bill is now a law. Get over this and MOVE ON. By campaigning against those who supported the Bill, you are only showing your true color of being a hating and vindictive church.  Hope you realize this is very much against the message of the Lord whom you claim to follow.

    • ApoLapullapu

      Di pabayaan na rin ang simbahan sa kanilang paninindigan.  Tarpaulin lang naman ‘yan eh.

  • AntiAko

    “guarantee of freedom of expression and conscience” daw oh. Sabihin niyo yan kay Celdran na kinasuhan niyo! Grrrr, nakakawalang respeto kayo…

  • labcu

    a tarpaulin half tall as the church tower! i am curious to know what is the effect of putting that tarpaulin infront of the church. Mas marami ba o mas nabawasan ang mga ngsisimba sa church na ito? I for one if I see this kind of thing its a turn off!

  • 33Sambuang2

    linisin nyo muna ang simbahan sa nagkakalat na pedophile, manyak na pari. ilang milyon ang ginastos ninyo sa pambayad sa mga inabuso…..mahiya naman kayo lalo na ikaw na bugok na obispo ng bacolod.. separation of church and state………………… di mo ba alam yan? utak ebak ka kasi

    • diamond_digger

      Tama ka Alfred! Akala siguro ng ugok na yan na Katsila pa rin ang pangulo ng Pilipinas at silang mga kalahi ni damaso ang silang mga governadorcillo. Dahil sa kahihiyan sa mga pinaggawa ng mga kaparian at mga obispo, napilitan tuloy na magretiro ang santo papa. Pero siguro, ikinatuwa pa ng mga ugok na ito dahil inasam-asam nilang mapiling santo papa si chito tagle para tuloy ang ligaya nila. Mahagingan (huwag naman matamaan)man lang sana sila ng kidlat para matauhan.

      • ApoLapullapu

        Hindi nila alam mga intsik na ang nangulo ngayon.  Hindi ba?

  • 33Sambuang2

    mga angkan ni damaso. di ninyo kayang icontrol angt pagiisip ng sambayan kaya tumahimik na lang kayo. puro kayo dila ng pwet ni gma nong nasa pwesto pa siya

  • Manny Pons

    the church shall not get involved with the affairs of the state.

    • Marx Louis Wang

      Kahit na isigaw mo yan sa magkabilang taenga nila wala kang mahihita.

    • billijo

      The church is the state. The politicians and the bishops are only fighting for control.

  • InChristAlone_75

    It’s mind boggling why Catholics could be so critical about their own church and yet still remain to belong to this church.

    • UrHONOR

      MIND-BOGGLING to the deaf and blind.  But for those who can see, the mind-boggling phenomenon is WHY kaTOLiks allow the bisyaps and prests destroy the church without even trying ….and yet, do nothing but say, “yes, pader”, “yes bisyap” to every whimsical turn of these TNL na mga bayot!  Further, the men in white dress are really mind-boggli.

    • RuelLopez

      I don’t believe anybody agrees 100% on what their religion is saying.  You don’t see the muslims changing religion in droves just because they agree with the suicide bomber’s ideologies.

      Agreeing and disagreeing is a healthy exercise, in fact it is the essence of democracy.  However, its different story when you cannot go peacefully to your own church without the priest lambasting or insulting your beliefs as individual.  The church should not only be defined by RH bill, this is the mind boggling part !

      The time has come when the priests (friars for the oldies) cannot just shove ideas to our heads and expect us to roll over and be happy and contented.

  • diamond_digger

     

    Hwag Kalimutan – Team Romano

    Padre Bading

    Padre Pajero

    Padre Palikero

    Bishop Ivory Smuggler

  • Marx Louis Wang

    Tingnan natin kung eepekto ang kaululan niyo.  Palibhasa hindi niyo naiintindihan ang ibig sabihin ng RH bill, lalo na kapag ang pinangungunahan nito ay “responsible parenthood.” Hindi naman ipinababawal dito sa bill ang dalawa o tatlo lang ang anak. Ang simbahan kasi natatakot mawalan ng kita lalo na sa koleksiyon.

  • UrHONOR

    O, sa mga monitors, inspectors, at imbistigador ng mga grand damasings, SINO ang NANGBABOY ng simbahan, aber?  Utang ng ina, pace of worship ginagawang talipapa ng mga kiandidato?  Ano na…..ano ng napapaloob sa mga kap at ber tungkol sa bagay na yan?  Kung ano-aong mga pinalulutang na ganito ng diyos at ganun ng dios yong simabahan, tapos papaskelan ng kaugukang daig pa si Bitoy?  Op kors, maaaring may bayad yong Ad na yon, pero santa-maryang-siete-dolores, saan kaya pinababakasyon ng mga TNL na ‘to ang kanilang mga utak?

  • ManilaByNight

    I am Catholic but every time I see something like this, makes me all the more disappointed with the church meddling in electoral politics. Kaya tuloy minsan I am swayed not to believe anymore in organized religions as they are just run by people with mortal interests.

    • billijo

      I am sorry to say this but I agree with you. WE MUST REMEMBER THAT GOD DOES NOT NEED TO BE ORGANIZED. HE DONE THAT HIMSELF. 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WC2VPZRJETRO5KOU4VOZCJXEDY Tamarindwalk

       I was Catholic and left the church because of this kind of thing, because a priest refused communion to a good friend of mine, and because a number of friends were molested by priests when they were young.
      The Catholic church has a lot of cleaning up to do.  Meanwhile, I handle my own relations with God!

    • RuelLopez

      I could not agree with you more. I am one of the many disappointed Catholics living abroad.  In some instances I am even ashamed to acknowledge that I am one. However, truth be told there are still good priests out there.  Believe in the golden rule I always say to my kids.  

      I no longer go to church and neither do my kids but I would say this, they are more polite and respectful of others than the many who goes to church almost everyday. 

      Respect others as individuals ! We are not robots that could be programmed.

    • InChristAlone_75

      This is exactly my point when i said it was mind boggling why Catholics could be so critical about their own church and yet still remain to belong to RCC. The relationship of the church with its members is as ambiguous as its beliefs and teachings.
       I used to be like you, a dissapointed, disgruntled catholic, tried other religions, almost converted to one, and then went back to a catholic charismatic group, where truly God found me and my family. We are followers of Christ now and we go to a non-denominational Bible church, the core belief of which is we are saved by faith in Christ alone. 

      The true God is not found in any religion, Christ came to this world to free us from this. 

      You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart – Jeremiah 29:13.

  • ApoLapullapu

    Hindi naman Pari ang umakyat at naglagay ang tarpulin bills na iyon!  

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/Z32DU636QP4GZWZBW7C7ZURNW4 aga

    Father Damaso and the Friars are trying to come back from the grave to wreck havoc on Bacolod.  They should be stopped immediately because they are like cancer wanting to spread throughout the country. Never again should our country kotow to the likes of Father Damaso. Remember the message of Jose Rizal in his Noli Me Tangere.

  • michaelNY

    The Catholic Church should now be taxed.  In the US, religious organizations are tax exempt as long as they do not engage in political activity. In order to remain tax-exempt, churches must abide by strict guidelines that prohibit election activity. The law states that churches cannot “campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for public office.” That is why in the US, Churches can take a policy stand, but they cannot give specific names of candidates they support or oppose – if they do so, they are no longer tax-exempt.  I suspect this is also the law in the Philippines but it is not enforced. If so, then one way to enforce separation of Church and State is to sue the Bacolod Diocese and force them to pay taxes on their property, income and donations. 

    • billijo

      I live in the U S born and raised. Name one religous institution in the U S that has lost it tax exempt status for being involve in politics. There are none  they are all involved in politics Just like in The Philippines. If you have to close your eyes and wish in order to make a statement then the statement is not true. You can open your eyes now.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AR3F3RNQX4U3PKBI526NJI6BYM Jose

    Sobra na ang pamumulitika ng mga obispo. Team Patay daw dahil sa RH Bill, eh mas mukhang patay ang taumbayan sa mga sinusuportahan nila.  Sabagay, OK nga sa kanilasi Erap na babaero at madaming kabit, Team Buhay nga, buhay si Dick (Gordon) he he he.

    Di baga nililinlang nila ang taumbayan?  Saan ba sa RH Bill ang nagsasabing OK ang abortion?  Kung manlilinlang kayo (yung pinapaboran nila pinamumunuan ng 3 mapanlinlang) aba eh tanggalin niyo na mga kapa niyo at nagiging kakulay niyo na ang pinaka dakilang manlilinlang.

  • Phoenix_Shadow

    Ano ba naman ang nangyayari sa simbahan natin. Kala ko ba may seperation of church and state… eh bakit may ganitong campaign na, siguro nga dapat lagyan na ng tax ang simbahan.

  • Phoenix_Shadow

    dapat lagayan na ng tax ang simbahan, nakakalimot na kasi ng seperation of church and state

  • Jack Phalaphitac

    Pathetic. Insulting to those parishioners who have been given the gift of discernment. And they are the overwhelming majority, though silent at times. 

    These Damasos are trying really hard to insult the intelligence of those who still cherish their belief in the Roman Catholic Church. What will these bunch of stupid friars think of next?   Distribute a piece of paper after the mass with the chosen candidates name on it, telling the faithful ‘We should vote in unity, our vote should go to those who are in this list”?

    I say, just change that belfry dome into a pointed spire, take out all those images of our saints, and join hands with the INC and nobody will bother you. 

    You can even put a 600 x 1000 ft. tarp to cover your church’s facade to keep you, Damasos and your minions, in the darkness you like. 

    • billijo

      Not very spiritual,is it ?Yet they claim that feeding the poor is of less importance that telling members for whom to vote.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WC2VPZRJETRO5KOU4VOZCJXEDY Tamarindwalk

       It’s time for parishioners of the Catholic church to teach it and its misguided bishops a thing or three.  Vote against any candidate supported by the archaic Catholic church!

  • WeAry_Bat

    There is no abortion in the RH Bill.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/SPLUBLEOSERDBOIJTDOC6XIWGU mxsclxmxn

      isa pang itong wala alam! matangal na posting yan dito! may abortion un RH Law!

      • WeAry_Bat

         binasa ko yun ilang beses.  kayo lang mga sinungaling at walang alam!

      • Crazy_horse101010

        why is the abortion rate higher in catholic counties than protestant countries latin america 3 times higher than america spain and italy the highest in europe philippines over 500000 a year america i million but the population in america is over three times higher

      • WeAry_Bat

        kayo ang dahilan ang pilipinas kelangan ng education!

  • Ed Molina

    while they’re at it, why not campaign also against TEAM PAJERO or TEAM CHILD MOLESTER?

  • InChristAlone_75

    The priests, bishops, cardinals, pope et al are just FALLIBLE, erring, imperfect men, in short sinners like all of us. Before we cast stones at them, let us first examine ourselves. The truth is Religion/faith and politics cannot be separated they are complexly intertwined.  The LORD who is the creator of heaven and earth is also the sovereign, ultimate ruler of the political realm.

    • billijo

      Satan is the ruler of earth and only answers to God. What other reason was he permitted to temp and mislead Adam and Eve and the rest of us. You are right about thr pope and his boys and girls being sinners but they are worse than most sinners because they use their positions to mis lead people just as your statement is misleading. You shall know a tree by the fruits that it bares. Coconuts don’t grow on banana trees.Render unto ceasar that which is ceasar’s and unto God What is God’s.That include taxes,which must make all Christian Churches as well as The Catholic Church think that they are better than Jesus was.

      • InChristAlone_75

        Which statement I said misled you? My point is this, if you think your values and beliefs are no longer in line with that of the RCC (or any other church for that matter) why stay in that church? Most posters here are Catholics who are bashing their very own spiritual leaders and make unchristian comments which just proves that one shall know a tree by the fruits it bears as you’ve said – the RCC is a false church!

    • Crazy_horse101010

      i have examined myself and i would still burn the child rapers at the stake, just like the church did to millions of innocent people. turn about is fair play. besides everyone in the church says these people are appointed by god. would god pick rapists and liars.make up your minds.are they sinners or are they god appointed

  • Ed Molina

    while they’re at it, why not campaign also against TEAM PAJERO or TEAM CHILD MOLESTER?

  • AngelZone

    Thanks for FREE publicity Diocese of Bacolod! Now we are in the national broadsheet! – Team Patay

  • AngelZone

    bumabasa kaya ng newspapers ang mga paring ito? o nag coconsult muna sa parishioners before sila gumawa ng karantadohang ganito? d nila alam na mas lalong nagagalit ang tao sa kanila? tingnan nga nila kng anu ang simpatya ng taong bayan sa ginawa nila! almost 95% are disgusted for what they did! yet they still continue to do so! ang tao nga naman! Calling Sen. Miriam Santiago! lambast these bastards pls! 

  • Gerry Salvador

    DAMASO!!!!

  • Yobhtron

    PATAWAN NG TAX ANG PAROKYA NI DAMASO!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FQQPZLNOMD2EBFTHSWOP6QGZWY Marshall

    TEAM BADING..CBCP

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FQQPZLNOMD2EBFTHSWOP6QGZWY Marshall

    TEAM PEDOPHILE..CBCP

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FQQPZLNOMD2EBFTHSWOP6QGZWY Marshall

    TEAM SYOKE..CBCP

  • billijo

    God gave men free will. Who is the pope and his boys to take that right away from people. Oh I now know, they think that they are God’s law makers and are smart enough to correct his mistakes. Poor God,what did he ever do before the founding of the Catholic Church? The Catholic Chuch is here now. God can rest now.

  • filipinaskoh

    Hey! Catholic Church,

    You are not only violating the Comelec but the CONSTITUTION as well.

    Article 2
    Section 6. “The separation of Church and State shall be inviolable.”  

    STAY AWAY FROM POLITICS! Mind your Flocks that are now so lost!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/276L22SZM5ZUQGV24IL4ZEF6UA Edward

      go back to school and restudy why there was such law..and be sure to enrol remedial classes on history especially on political and religious aspects where exploration and navigation to the new world was the fav during those times and where there’s no separation between the Church and State affairs.. and learn to at least study Iranian Islamic government, etc.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NV25ZPWMBDYFXEYR3AWQ43ZS5E Hein S

    TEAM PEDOPAYL

  • mulanay

    Hayaan n’yo na ang mga makikitid ang isip na kleriko na ‘yan. 

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/276L22SZM5ZUQGV24IL4ZEF6UA Edward

      indeed, little learning is a very dangerous thing…

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/SPLUBLEOSERDBOIJTDOC6XIWGU mxsclxmxn

        utak ng mga pastor ang mga yan! na brainwashed kaya mga demonyong born again ang labas!

  • rjimenez1226

    Sunugin ang simbahan na yan!

  • vladimirski

    wow, so dictating people who to vote for is now a freedom of expression?? and since when did it become like this? sa mga mamayang Pilipino at sa Bacolod hwag po kayong mag papadala jan sa mga kalokohan ng Katolikong simbahang yan, vote with your conscience and vote intellectually..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WC2VPZRJETRO5KOU4VOZCJXEDY Tamarindwalk

    Message to Catholic church: GET OUT OF POLITICS!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/276L22SZM5ZUQGV24IL4ZEF6UA Edward

      here we go kulto..go back to school and understand being as social and political being and as part of society…

      If u invoke separation of Church and State here may I advise u to go back to school and restudy why there was such law…

  • Theater_Enthusiast

    If the Church is a “private group”, then they should pay taxes

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/276L22SZM5ZUQGV24IL4ZEF6UA Edward

      tama!

      why not ask Congress to amend the Constitution that all churches, orphanages, mosques, charitable institutions may no longer exempt from paying taxes? at para magkaalam na kung sino ang tunay na Simbahan..Matagal na pabor ang Simbahan na buhisan ang mga ito..pra namn mabawas bawasan na rin ang pagsulpot ng mga kultong grupo in the name of their gods…hahaha

      fyi, tax exemption for churches, etc. is not solely for the Catholic Church. It is for all churches whether protestants, islam, Christians, Buddhism, etc

      • mucho_cheapo

        Pero sa lahat ng religion, sino ang mahilig makialam sa politico?

  • TheHappyAgnostic

    i’ll vote team patay. mas pogi at mas maganda ang mga kandidato ng team patay kaysa mga kandidato ng team buhay

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/SPLUBLEOSERDBOIJTDOC6XIWGU mxsclxmxn

      okay…maunana kayo mamatay!

      • TheHappyAgnostic

         maunana? ano yon?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WC2VPZRJETRO5KOU4VOZCJXEDY Tamarindwalk

    It’s high time that Filipinos who have been abused by Catholic priests and nuns begin to speak out loud and clear.  This issue has been swept under the carpet for too long (or under the cassock, if you please!).  It’s time that it was brought out and that people learn that the church is neither Holy nor Roman! 

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/276L22SZM5ZUQGV24IL4ZEF6UA Edward

      anong speak out? here we go kulto, anti-Catholic? wlang maniniwla sa inyo..alam nyo matagal na alam naming mga Katoliko ang kamalian ng mga iilang erring priests pero hindi nangangahulugan ganun din ang buong Simbahan..maraming mga Katolikong pari at mga madre na payak at banal na namumuhay ayon sa kanilang ministry o vocation…

      kung kaya nyong utuin ang mga Katoliko sa pangalan lamang at wlang alam sa turo ng Simbahan hala bingwitin nyo pra sabay sabay na kau sa impierno…

      Ask the educated, professional, well-informed Catholics kung bakit d cla umaalis sa Inang Simbahan lalo na ang mga pasaway na Katoliko lalo na ung nagsulong sa RH bill na yan? kc alam nila ang Katotohanan na ang Inang Simbahan ang tunay na Simbahang itinayo ni Cristo…

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/Y3RBN4KQCNKJZSDCCZOCM2HX3Y Lovely

        kaibigan, wala ng bubuti pa kung babasahin mo ang Banal na Kasulatan at saka mo sabihin kung alin ang kulto. Matalino ka naman at di naman kahirapan na maunawaan kung sino ang nagsasabi ng katotohan.  Manalangin ka bago mo basahin ang salita ng Panginoon. Humingi ka ng pang unawa sa Kanya na sana bigyan ka ng kaliwanagan sa iyong ipinaglalaban. Hindi naman siguro bawal sa inyo ang pagbabasa ng Bibliya?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ELGS2BPKJKG5PDWJAOOCF7K5KI Albert

    The tarpaulin is only there for the benefit of their brain dead, zombie, bible bashing followers. As they have already forgotten all about the RH law as that was last month and their memory does not go that far back before the “re-boot” button was pushed.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ELGS2BPKJKG5PDWJAOOCF7K5KI Albert

    I like this one… I would rather be Team Patay than Team Paedophile

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/SPLUBLEOSERDBOIJTDOC6XIWGU mxsclxmxn

      …wait mo lang at mamatay ka rin!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ELGS2BPKJKG5PDWJAOOCF7K5KI Albert

    The church is so out of touch with reality they thought the group boys 2 men was a home delivery service.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_U62PHGMKO4RK7BLMC4ACA4EG5A EREC

    What I understand Roman-Catholic church is a religious entity NOT a political entity…… THEY MUST RESPECT THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES!!!!! This mentality of DAMASO/ESKRIBAS are publicly showing of arrogance and disrespectful to the basic law of the land that I love and be proud off. Im baptized a catholic and will remain catholic but IM AGAINST DAMASO/ESKRIBAS MENTALITY!!! If I physically there in the Philippines tatapunan ko nang isang balde na pintura ang listaha nayan.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/276L22SZM5ZUQGV24IL4ZEF6UA Edward

      go back to school and study political science o philosophy of man para malaman nyo ang ibig sabihin ng social being at political being..tpos social and political being bilang bahagi ng lipunan (society) at bilang bahagi ng lipunan dapat makialam sa gawaing panlipunan..indeed, little learning is a very dangerous thing..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_U62PHGMKO4RK7BLMC4ACA4EG5A EREC

    To tell you guys… when I was just a teenager …. Usap usapan sa UMPUKAN duon sa amin ng matatanda ang simbahang catholico ay supporter/financier ng rebelding NPA…. this could be possible!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/276L22SZM5ZUQGV24IL4ZEF6UA Edward

      hahaha..here we go mga kulto, anti-Catholic…

  • kulittwit

    Priests are bad examples. If they want the faithful to follow them, they have to follow rules and regulations and be role models.

    If they really want to have a poster, they should just make a new one conforming with the mandated size.

    Mga pareng pasaway!!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/276L22SZM5ZUQGV24IL4ZEF6UA Edward

      anong mandated size? tanga ka rin ano basahin nyo ulit ang argumento ng lawyer patungkol dyan…khit sa pangkaraniwang tao hindi covered ng comelec yan kc d nmn yan sa mga wlanghiyang politiko na tumatakbo na dapat sundin ang alituntunin sa mga tarpaulin o ano pa…

  • nei

    sa ganitong mga pagkakataon, alam nila ang kahulugan ng “guarantee of freedom of expression and conscience”…

    I wonder what Carlos Celdran would say to this.. :)

  • lolo_Jose

    team PATAY NA AKO!!! MAS OK ANG BUHAY SA KANILA KESA SA
    TEAM BUHAY!!!
    NAKAPAGTATAKA ANG SIMBAHANG KATOLIKO KUNG BAKIT
    TALO NA SILA SA RH LAW PILIT PA NILANG NILALABANAN?
    ALIN BA ANG TAMA, BUMOTO NG KANDIDATO NA PINILI NG
    SIMBAHAN KAHIT MANDURUGAS, MAMAMATAY TAO AT
    MGA BABAERO? BAKIT URONG ANG DILA NILA SA MGA
    KANDIDATO NG UNA NA MANDARAMBONG, MAGNANAKAW
    MAMAMATAY TAO AT BABAERO? SA MAGKANONG
    DAHILAN BA?

  • chitetskoy

    Those friars are very similar to Damaso and the Pharisees during our Lord’s earthly lifetime.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VS5EYSP4FPOTVQCJZ24NRE6Z2M Edgardo Mendoza

    TEAM DAMASO PINARAMI ANG BATANG HUBO CBCP BISHOPS RADICAL SATANAS CARNIVAL TAGLE SALOT SUNUGIN YANG SIMBAHAN NA YAN LALAKAS NA NAMAN ANG KOLEKSIYON MGA MUKANG MONTERO DE PUTTTA CBCP BISHOPS PINARAMI BATANG HUBO RADICAL DEMONYO!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/SPLUBLEOSERDBOIJTDOC6XIWGU mxsclxmxn

      IKAW ANG DEMONYO!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VS5EYSP4FPOTVQCJZ24NRE6Z2M Edgardo Mendoza

    SIMBAHAN NG DEMONYO! SUNUGIN PINARAMI BATANG HUBO RADICAL SALOT! CBCP BISHOPS KAMPON NG DEMONYO! SALOT DAMASO!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/SPLUBLEOSERDBOIJTDOC6XIWGU mxsclxmxn

      IKAW ANG DEMONYO!

      • Crazy_horse101010

        im the demon remember and im proud of it  then i can get my hands on you. you are doomed

  • virgoyap

    The black and white way of selecting senatorial bets is a very dangerous thing. Actually these church people are not after what is good for the country but they are only after who will toe in line with their obsolete doctrine.

  • iping2sison

    They preach obedience yet the Catholic Bishops and Priests do otherwise. They preach humility yet they are very arrogant. They preach poverty yet they live in abundance.  Jesus preaches love but instead they sow hatred.  They preach discernment but they are narrow minded.  They preach unity but sow discord. Forgiveness, I don’t think they know the word.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/SPLUBLEOSERDBOIJTDOC6XIWGU mxsclxmxn

      and your pastor knows what your saying eh? hahaha…kahapon lang kayo nagbible study tapos ngayon kayo pa ang marunong….holy camote!

      Peke yan relihiyon mo! Kahit ilang amen gawin mo tatawatawa lng ang demonyo sayo! PEKE pa rin yan kahit magtumbling ka o magpatayo ng simbahan yun pastor mo!

      Wag kang magpaloko sa pastor nyo!

      • Crazy_horse101010

        does your priest know what your doing oh his to busy looking for little boys haw haw haw 

  • panhase

      Well, basically they are telling us that they, the clergy, do not have to follow the rules of the country. That should not come as a surprise when we see that they do break their their own rules all the time, like celibacy for example (and there are more).
      It´s time to show them, that they (the clergy) do not own the country. It´s the country of the Filipino people, of all Filipino people, no matter what their religious affiliation is.
      So many die hard supporters of the Catholic Church are telling others “if you do not like the teachings and do not want to follow the rules of the Church, then get out of it”.
       Well we, the people,  should tell the Church, if you do not like and do not want to follow the rules of the country, then get out of it.

    • muy_burritto

      Please clarify, what jurisdiction has comelec have on church property?    What “rules” of the country is the diocese violating?   Not heeding?  The church has made the required changes requested by comelec (change size) even when it had no legal jurisdiction over these.

        Anyway, was it not said by the very same persons, that there is no Catholic vote, so what’s the matter? Why the attention? Move along. :D  Let the catholics talk to catholics then.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SPLUBLEOSERDBOIJTDOC6XIWGU mxsclxmxn

    One down (Cyber-Law), One to go (RH-LAW)! Shoot down RH LAW. Waiting…

    • WeAry_Bat

       Same also for pro-gay marriage.  That should hurt you.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/SPLUBLEOSERDBOIJTDOC6XIWGU mxsclxmxn

        hahaha…hurt, why would i? we got the true church! at sayo PEKE! anak ng tipaklong!

      • Crazy_horse101010

        yeah true all right biggest bunch of liars in the world when comes to aiding and abetting  child rapers.their record shows how true they are. when they removed the second commandment from the bible they should have removed thou shall not lie

      • WeAry_Bat

        ha ha ha mey ari daw ng simbahan!! ha ha ha ha ha ha ha haha haha ha ha ha ha kahit ang simbahan isusuka ka ha ha ha

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_L7PILUDK6IPFGJLJNCM2IROCRY Albin

    Ganito ang paboritong topic ng mga bored-again, born-againsts, abortionists, pro-gay marriage.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/SPLUBLEOSERDBOIJTDOC6XIWGU mxsclxmxn

      …pati kilikili nila pumapalakpak! hahaha!

  • rjimenez1226

    Tax the Catholic church! Don’t be fooled by this mafia organization!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/SPLUBLEOSERDBOIJTDOC6XIWGU mxsclxmxn

      boooobooo! if ever the church will be taxed, dont you know pati maliit mo na pastor i tax din! booobooo! 

      but anyway it will not happen! what you have is a stupid comment!

    • poltergeist_fuhrer

      wat kind of tax???

      ang alam ko 3 taxes lang excempted…the rest are not tax free…and they pay…

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/SPLUBLEOSERDBOIJTDOC6XIWGU mxsclxmxn

      angbu ata to…mafia organization daw! kita mo sa pagloloko ng pastor sa nyo! kung ano ano ang sinasabi!

  • TheSmilingBandit

    I actually like those lists, now I know whom NOT to vote for. The list of anti-RH bill senators. Thanks for the update.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SPLUBLEOSERDBOIJTDOC6XIWGU mxsclxmxn

    Now, they are afraid of the Church! Better excommunicate those sinadors and tongressmen! They will know what they are up to!

    • Crazy_horse101010

      if they are excommunicated then maybe they will have a chance to go to heaven. how many child rapers have been excommunicated zero so much for love of children except has sex toys

  • poltergeist_fuhrer

    tnx…now i know who to campaign not to vote

    first on the list is HONTIVEROS!!!

  • mucho_cheapo

    Can you name one religious institution is the US that has openly endorsed a particular candidate? Let’s hear it.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/SPLUBLEOSERDBOIJTDOC6XIWGU mxsclxmxn

      dun na lang po kayo sa US!

      • Crazy_horse101010

        god bless america

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/SPLUBLEOSERDBOIJTDOC6XIWGU mxsclxmxn

      Is the Philippines,
      USA?
      No! Is USA, the Philippines?
      No. But if you really like USA,
      dun na lang kyo! Okay? No one will trouble you on this.

  • rburke

    the church people, the priests, have no right to endorse candidates, they cannot participate in any political discourse because they are not tax payers.. only those who share the burden for the upkeep of the government have the right to criticize..

    • mhertz

      go back to taxation 101 so that you will know who really pay taxes..

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5POQSRU63MUKBXWRJFFIXLENTA Pizza

      and neither those pretending to be a church like those of manalos, villanuevas, sorianos and velardes… they just profit-hungry institutions posing as charitable institutions…

  • Crazy_horse101010

    wish someone would show me a person who has been arrested and charged with murder for using birth control and the name of the victims

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XKJOFX5OP2765EGTA6CXLUSQZM Run High

    Buanga man nga simbahan ni uy.    Nakakatawa!  :-D

  • norvmac

    grabe

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/Y3RBN4KQCNKJZSDCCZOCM2HX3Y Lovely

    Sa isang kadahilanan na pro RH ang isang kandidato ay thumbs up na ang simbahang katoliko. Iyun lang ba ang sukatan ng isang mabuting kandidato? O kaya pinili nila ang mga ito ay dahil sa sumunod sila sa kagustuhan ng simbahan katoliko? Ano ba yan? Kaya ang mga anti RH hindi mapupunta sa langit kuno!!! Ang mga pro RH lang ang makakarating sa langit.. Kahit na mamatay tao ka, rapist, magnanakaw basta pro RH ka, tuloy ang ligaya sa heaven…

  • sked482

    I don’t know what the fuzz is about. It’s definitely their right to endorse or go against certain candidates.  The Comelec is not even preventing them in airing their rights to endorse, but is just trying to enforce the rules on campaign posters. The Comelec is asking them to remove the poster because of these rules and not because of anything related to RH.

  • UrHONOR

    u2t

  • NoWorryBHappy

    This is VERY IRRESPONSIBLE on the part of the Catholic Church.
    Vultures, ex-convicts, womanizers and corrupt politicians who run for public office who
    are against  the RH Law will surely get the elected.

    So, it is true. Even the DEVIL can wear white robes and quote from the Bible to server his own purpose.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HPGUIIJ44DMCSONOPI4JAEMUZM lex

    do not vote for team abnoy!

    • bryanbrian

      No to United Nakaw Alliance!

  • scolexx

    sore losers.  

  • scolexx

    “The Bacolod diocese said it will not remove the tarpaulin because it is covered by the constitutional “guarantee of freedom of expression and conscience.” ”

    Carlos Celdran: ….

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VS5EYSP4FPOTVQCJZ24NRE6Z2M Edgardo Mendoza

    SUNUGIN ANG SIMBAHAN NG DEMONYO! CBCP BISHOPS NAG PARAMI NG BATANG HUBO SA MAYNILA RADICAL TEAM DAMASO SALOT! SATANAS CARNIVAL TAGLE DAMASO!

    • julymorning

       SUNUGIN SI ABNOY EDGARDO SUPOT MENDOZA VIUDA DE BADING!!!!!

  • Sintensyador

     

  • GKLer

    One more instance of being -disgraceful- on the part of the Church.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/KTHF7P5QFFHTF3JLKWGOQ6H5ZE Knight

    Italy , andon ang Roma Vatican ika nga legal ang divorce at abortion … Andun mismo ang Vatican …. At bakit ang simbahan sumasawsaw sa usaping politika . At sa pinas nangyayari yan. Tuloy nawawalan na Ako ng tiwala sa pagiging katoliko ..ang tanong bakit ganito ang katoliko sa pilipinas?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VS5EYSP4FPOTVQCJZ24NRE6Z2M Edgardo Mendoza

    yung picture sa taas simbahan ni satanas carnival tagle at ng cbcp bishops na gus2 mag parami ng batang hubo radical salot! sunugin ang simbahan bacolod puro dyablo ang nasa loob niyan!

    • julymorning

       EDGARDO MENDOZA SUPOT AT ABNOY!!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VS5EYSP4FPOTVQCJZ24NRE6Z2M Edgardo Mendoza

    SIMBAHAN NI SATANAS CARNIVAL TAGLE DAMASO CBCP BISHOPS KAYO MGA KATOLIKO DADALHIN KAYO NG SIMBAHAN NA YAN SA IMPEYERNO! SALOT!

    • julymorning

       SIMBAHAN NG MGA SUPOT AT MGA BADING NA SALOT NG LIPUNAN NA PINAMUMUNUAN NI EDGARDO ABNOY MENDOZA AT CELDRAN!!!!!!!!!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5POQSRU63MUKBXWRJFFIXLENTA Pizza

      mauuna kayo… hahaha…

  • boybakal

    The church is not a Candidate in this year’s election. So, they have the right to show which one is Team Patay or Team Buhay.
    Espousing Separation of Church and State…the Church is not obligated to remove the Team Patay banner…it is more of a patay or dead remembrance not political.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NV25ZPWMBDYFXEYR3AWQ43ZS5E Hein S

    TEAM PEDOPAYL

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/O65EQ5AGBKWGJOCS32KMPN4PFI Lorelei

    the bacolod church is blatantly campaigning for candidates, not merely running a negative campaign. it should observe the rules regulating election campaigning, or get out of the fray. those rules were meant to protect the public from the environmental hazard of obnoxious election campaign materials. kahit ang freedom of expression ay nilalagay sa patas at tama, else totally okay din loobin ang mga simbahan with tarpaulins na sumisigaw ng, “DAMASO ! DAMASO ! DAMASO !”

    and shame on you for asking catholics to vote for estrada !

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/O65EQ5AGBKWGJOCS32KMPN4PFI Lorelei

    Nag-resign si Pope dahil hindi na niya kayo kaya !

  • bryanbrian

    This is a matter of damaso stupidity.

  • bryanbrian

    ….

  • Hey_Dudes

    This clearly define us as Filipinos.  If the bishops and priest themselves reject the concept of rules, regulations and decency, how will the ordinary Joe Blows down the street expect to be different?  As they are wont in continuously claiming the youth being the future of every nation, at their early ages, they are already being nurtured and develop into anarchist because they see it in government, in private lives and now – the church?  Are we really a helpless nation?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5POQSRU63MUKBXWRJFFIXLENTA Pizza

      oh common… those fake religion are doing it but nobody lifts a finger or throw a grenade on them… why not the legitimate one, the real apostolic roman catholic do what’s best for the country…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/4XVVCOAZXYTPN2X3IPFCFDSKFM Melvin

    Dapat ay mangampanya rin tayo na hindi dapat magsimba ang mga katoliko sa mga simbahan nakikialam sa pulitika… Hindi dapat makialam ang CBCP sa pulitika pwede lang silang magsermon sa mga nagsisimba, pero tulad niyang maglagay pa ng tarpaulin, na tuwirang nakikialam sa pulitika, sila na mismo ang bumabastos sa ating simbahan… Mahabagin langit…

  • wehd1nga

    hayan kasi hinamon nyo simbahan mahilig kayo mang asar kung ano-ano sinasabi nyo, ngayon pinatulan kayo ni Bishop nanginginig tumbong nyo sa takot, di kayo nagi-isip 90% ng 48 million registered voters sa listahan ng comelec eh catoliko, pag nagkaisa ang mga yan eh lahat ng politiko ka-kandidato sa mga susunod na eleksiyon makikiusap sa simbahan mula ngayon.

    • batmanlaijai

      hahahaha… dreaming?… catoliko ako eh kasi baptize nila ako without my consent (1 year old lng ako noon)… hahaha… 

  • mynnyx

    ala na ang LP patay na yan…………………kasama si pinoy ……………huwag silang iboto……………..sana lahat ng dioceses ganon ang gawin……………..hahahahahaha

  • Sober_One

    This is really very sad and reprehensible because the  Bacolod Catholic diocese is clearly using their institution to promote divisive partisan politics by resorting to cheap “name-calling” tactics usually resorted by traditional politicians. The very last words of Jesus before He ascended into heaven as written in the book of Matthew called on his followers to spread the Gospel of love and salvation. I believe the Catholic church should ponder on their original mission and ask themselves honestly whether they are fulfilling such mission. Or they have a totally  different agenda? 

  • richard ortega

    bakit ba ganyan na ang simbahan? sobra na sa panghihimasok sa pulitika… ako ay katoliko pero di na tama ang ganyang tema.

  • richard ortega

    ang gusto ba ng simbahan na ito ay mabawasan pa ang naniniwala sa kanila… anong kabutihan ng ganito para sa mga katoliko na nababawasan na ang paniniwala. sa dami ng problema ng simbahan nariyan ang mga pari sangkot sa sex scandal dadagdagan pa nila ng mga walang kwentang asunto.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/XTBDDB5KLD2C7NWD7GRKZGWX3E jefree

      Hoy! Kung ikaw mismo indi maniniwala sa Simbahan, GO! Kung nababawasan ang paniniwala mo, idni yan problema ng Simbahan, problema mo YAN! The Church is doing her role as mater et magistra! Yan nga lang, u have the freedom to express ur opinion but not as a mere opinion lang sana! Ikaw ba, ano na gagawa mo sa sarili mo? sa Pamilya mo?

  • The Lighthouse

    The issue is not the content of the tarpaulin but its size.  It is too big. The Church is supposed to be a model for GMRC and yet it deliberately violates simple rules. 

  • http://twitter.com/Olibo2 Olibo

    People don’t care even you cover the whole church of tarpaulin. You will  be a laughing stock. Electors are now wiser. Gone are the days of Manong ang Manang in the church. They will vote according to their will.

  • JuDeCr

    The sheer arrogance! Magpapalusot pa!

  • http://www.facebook.com/danilo.navarro.946 Danilo Navarro

    SUV…lang katapat niyan..wala ng iba..SUV LANG

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5POQSRU63MUKBXWRJFFIXLENTA Pizza

      miembro ka siguro ng pekeng mga relihiyon na nagpapanggap para makapagnegosyo

  • TwiggyRamirez

    “The Church is considered a private group. They can also endorse. There is no prohibition there. That’s their right,” Petalcorin said.”

    …this is the reason why I no longer visit and listen to these hypocrites. And simbahan, walang dapat pinipili kung mabuti o masama ang isang tao.

  • bol pen

    The church should focus on its own problems and not to meddle in the affairs of the state. The state is becoming corrupt because of the prelates who, themselves have rotting moral ascendancy. They should be the ones responsible in restoring the faith and imbue a Christ-like attitude.

  • ddano

    Bulok na talaga ang mga pari ng simbahang katoliko sa Pilipinas. Makinig sila at matuto dapat sa halimbawa ni Papa Benedict. 

  • adriel0104

    talaga ang hindi ko iboto itong dalawa: Le-horny-garda at si Honti-horny-veros.mga malalandi tong dalawa.

    • boshog

      From your post, I gather that you are a sick homosexual.  Legarda and Hontiveros are two beautiful ladies and intelligent too.  What is “malandi “to you?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5POQSRU63MUKBXWRJFFIXLENTA Pizza

        obviously, them

  • malek_abdul

    In the Visayas specifically Negros Occidental, the priests and church leaders are activists and militants. I saw them lead a group of school children and parents rally against mining industries in Negros Island. What puzzles me is that, most of the time they ask and solicit from the mining firms cash donations, office equipment and building/construction materials but still after they received what they asked for they still have the nerve to attack the mining industries during their homilies.

    • romeo bravo

      Look at yourselves! Who do not have sinned cast the first stone!(John 8:7) Yung mga tatay nyo ba na nambabae (or pang-ilang pamilya ka na ba?) ibig bang sabihin di sya naging mabuting magulang? Or ikaw na babaero ka di ka ba naging mabuting ama?wala ka bang ginawang tama para sa mga anak mo? di ka ba nakikialam sa buhay ng mga anak mo upang sila ay di maligaw ng landas at upang di gumaya sa kalokohan mo?

      • malek_abdul

        Sino ba kaaway mo? Your comment does not to my post. Is it because we have dissenting opinions you will attack my person. You don’t know me so you don’t have the right to attack me by your post. Parang may pinanghuhugutan ka pre. Babaero ba mga tatay mo? O ikaw ba mismo babaero? Pang-ilan kang pamilya ng ama mo?

      • romeo bravo

        hahaha how funny you are. Namatay lang tatay ko di nga nakapasok ng inuman yun. Bachelor ako so what’s wrong? Do you call it dissenting opinions, malek_abdul? You dont know me either. who you are that I should know? Geeess kawawa naman kayo. 

  • boshog

    Catholic leadership…stay the f**k out of politics.  Tend to your sick colleagues, the sexual deviants of your kind.

    • romeo bravo

      Look at yourselves! Who do not have sinned cast the first stone!(John 8:7) Yung mga tatay nyo ba na nambabae (or pang-ilang pamilya ka na ba?) ibig bang sabihin di sya naging mabuting magulang? Or ikaw na babaero ka di ka ba naging mabuting ama?wala ka bang ginawang tama para sa mga anak mo? di ka ba nakikialam sa buhay ng mga anak mo upang sila ay di maligaw ng landas at upang di gumaya sa kalokohan mo?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5POQSRU63MUKBXWRJFFIXLENTA Pizza

      F***k y!!!! alangan naman INC at mga walang kwenta sekta na nagpapanggap na relihiyon ang mangingikil sa mga politiko…

  • romeo bravo

    Look at yourselves! Who do not have sinned cast the first stone!(John 8:7) Yung mga tatay nyo ba na nambabae (or pang-ilang pamilya ka na ba?) ibig bang sabihin di sya naging mabuting magulang? Or ikaw na babaero ka di ka ba naging mabuting ama?wala ka bang ginawang tama para sa mga anak mo? di ka ba nakikialam sa buhay ng mga anak mo upang sila ay di maligaw ng landas at upang di gumaya sa kalokohan mo?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VS5EYSP4FPOTVQCJZ24NRE6Z2M Edgardo Mendoza

    SUNUGIN ANG SIMBAHAN NG BACOLOD PURO DEMONYO ANG NASA LOOB NIYAN CBCP BISHOPS MAPIA ORGANIZATION GUS2 MAG PARAMI NG BATANG HUBO!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5POQSRU63MUKBXWRJFFIXLENTA Pizza

      mauna ka… wag kang matulog… baka paggising mo nandun ka na

  • napali808

    Here we go…this church is asking the Catholic voters to vote for Estrada and other corrupt candidates just because they are against the RH bill. The church wants blood for losing the bill. They want vengeance for being humiliated by mere mortals. Welcome to the dark side.

  • MannyKingfisher

    The Assistant Comelec Director is constitutionally wrong. The church is suppose to apolitical. What now is the semblance of the constitutional provision separating the Church and the State? Is’nt it that government employees are prohibited to campaign for a certain candidate and therefore they have no constitutional right to campaign for a candidate of their choosing. This is also true to the members of the  of the Catholic Heirarchy where there is separation between the Church and the State. They maybe have to voice out their opinion but not to the extent of balatantly campaigning for a certain candidate.

    Maybe if the are allowed to campaign for elections candidates then the Church mus be put to the equall footing s of the individual taxpayer, artificial of natural person, to pay taxes, income tax and property tax.

    • mijacogeo

      The constitutional edict or principle which provides the separation of Church and State denotes that the State shall not establish or promulgate any law that shall be for the benefit, and thus be biased for, any one religion or faith.

      It does not disallow therefore private organizations, such as the Catholic Church, the INC or any group or organization of faith or religion for that matter, from pursuing what they deem is best for their interest.

      Nowhere either does the Church say that it is apolitical–specially nowadays when “politics” or the exercise of governmental influence has touched on so many issues including that which it is directly involved with–the preservation of life, the dignity of men, the provision of basic necessities, the alleviation of poverty.

      The conclusion therefore that Veronico Petalcorin, assistant Comelec regional director, erred when he said “said the Church has all the right to list down candidates to reject or vote for” is erroneous.

      Fair is fair. Very few people chastised the Church for rallying the people to EDSA 1. Was that not done for what they perceived as the interest of their constituency as they are doing now?

  • bgcorg

    The COMELEC ruling on the size of billboards apply only to candidates and their active supporters, not to the Church whose campaign against the rh bill now law is known to all. The billboard is not in COMELEC sanctioned place for all candidates and their allies to put.  It is in a private place; in fact on the face of a Cathedral, considered to be a holy place, a sanctuary, protected by existing law that guarantees basic freedoms of life, from want, expression and religion!  It is part of the teaching and instructional duty of the local Church, as it perceives it to be so, which should be respected under the laws of the country and the separation of the domains of the Church and state.  To forcibly remove the billboard is to illegally meddle in this right of the Church to preach and teach its faithful.  It would place undue and illegal prior restraint on the exercise of constitutionally protected freedoms by the Church exercised in a holy sanctuary.

  • koolkid_inthehouse

    How many inches is the difference?

  • mijacogeo

    The constitutional edict or principle which provides the separation of Church and State denotes that the State shall not establish or promulgate any law that shall be for the benefit, and thus be biased for, any one religion or faith.

    It does not disallow therefore private organizations, such as the Catholic Church, the INC or any group or organization of faith or religion for that matter, from pursuing what they deem is best for their interest.

    Nowhere either does the Church say that it is apolitical–specially nowadays when “politics” or the exercise of governmental influence has touched on so many issues including that which it is directly involved with–the preservation of life, the dignity of men, the provision of basic necessities, the alleviation of poverty.

    The conclusion therefore that Veronico Petalcorin, assistant Comelec regional director, erred when he said “said the Church has all the right to list down candidates to reject or vote for” is erroneous.

    Fair is fair. Very few people chastised the Church for rallying the people to EDSA 1. Was it not in what they perceived as the interest of their constituency when they did that as they are doing now?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VS5EYSP4FPOTVQCJZ24NRE6Z2M Edgardo Mendoza

    sunugin ang simbahan ng bacolod buhusan ng gasolina damaso gus2 mo mag parami ng batang hubo cbcp bishops salot DAMASO mapia!

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