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Filipinos should stop habit of finger-pointing, says CBCP exec

By: - Reporter / @santostinaINQ
/ 07:30 AM January 01, 2018

Fr. Jerome Secillano. Photo from

Stop blaming others for your own misery.

This should be part of the Filipinos’ New Year’s resolutions, an official of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) said on Sunday.


“Filipinos should stop blaming others … stop the habit of finger-pointing,” said Fr. Jerome Secillano, executive secretary of CBCP public affairs committee.

Secillano said this should also apply to people in the government.


“We Filipinos always blame our government,” he lamented, citing the tendency of an administration to blame its predecessor and the people to find fault with the government for their hardships.

“We should be the ones to do what is right. That is what we Filipinos lack. We always depend on other people,” he explained.

Meanwhile, CBCP president, Davao Archbishop Romulo Valles urged the faithful to pray for each other’s safety, especially against calamities.

“Let us pray for all and each one, so that when we welcome the New Year even with darkness and so much suffering we will keep our faith in the mercy and compassion of the Lord. We will keep our hope that through our kindness and care for each other, people will know and feel that the Lord is love,” Valles said over the Church-run Radio Veritas.

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