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Caloocan Bishop: ‘My parents never taught me to steal’

By: - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ
/ 04:12 PM November 23, 2018

DRUG KILLINGS. Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David says in a press conference that witnesses to drug killings are expected to be wary of some government agencies because the accused are police themselves, and the cases can be embarrassing to the government. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO / NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

“I think [President Rodrigo Duterte] has confused me for someone else, ” Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David has this to say in response to Mr. Duterte’s recent pronouncement claiming that a certain “Bishop David” has been stealing Church donations for personal use.

“I am the only Bishop ‘David’ in the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP). I think he has confused me for someone else,” the prelate wrote on his Facebook page. 


“My parents never taught me to steal,” he added.


The CBCP vice president then apparently took a swipe at Duterte anew.

 “You see, people who are sick sometimes do not know what they are talking about, so we should just bear with them,” he said. 

READ: Caloocan bishop: ‘Our country is being led by a very sick man’

During a speech in Cavite, Mr. Duterte claimed he has videos to prove that a certain “David” has been taking donations, apparently in Church, for his family.

READ: Duterte: Bishop ‘David’ stealing church offerings

“Ikaw, David, tumahimik ka ha. Sige ka lang hingi ng contribution diyan sa mga… Saan ang pera ng mga tao? Sige lang hingi, may second collection pa,” Duterte said.  /kga

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