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Parish priest denies involvement in campaign to oust Duterte

/ 03:59 PM December 21, 2016
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President Rodrigo Roa Duterte –ACE MORANDANTE/Presidential Photo

A parish priest in San Pedro, Laguna on Wednesday denied involvement in a signature campaign to oust President Rodrigo Duterte which is being circulated by a fake social media site.

According to Father David Reyes of Saint Joseph the Patriach in Laguna, the report that his parish is doing a signature campaign to oust or call for Duterte’s resignation is not true, unfair and malicious.

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“Saint Joseph the Patriarch Parish has never engaged in any signature campaign calling for the Philippine President’s resignation or ouster while the parish supports its Diocese in its stance against the death penalty and extra judicial killings,” Reyes said over Church-run Radio Veritas.

He also encouraged other parishioners to check the sources of reports first and not to believe anything without sufficient basis.

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“We encourage the parishioners and all our brothers and sisters to be cautious in being swayed by fake news such as this indicated below. The news is malicious, baseless and unfair, and does not verify information if they are factual or hearsay. The news is based on a message posted by Maharlika Facebook page from an alleged parishioner,”

Reyes called it “laughable” for a barangay (village) parish with a small population to engage in a signature campaign. RAM

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