Pres. Duterte accuses bishop of pocketing church donations for personal use

Pres. Duterte accuses bishop of pocketing church donations for personal use

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has been at odds with the Catholic church ever since he got elected.

Countless criticisms hurled against his administration and he has taken all of them astride.

Now its his turn to make a criticism as against one of the church’s bishop.
Duterte during a speaking engagement in Cavite accused a bishop who takes for personal use the donations given to the church to his family.

Kalookan City Bishop Pablo Virgilio David and President Rodrigo Roa Duterte (Photo credit to Manila Bulletin)

He calls and has identified said bishop as “Bishop David” , who allegedly asks for church contributions from churchgoers only to pocket the proceeds.

“Ikaw, David, tumahimik ka ha. Sige ka lang hingi ng contribution diyan sa mga… Saan ang pera ng mga tao? Ang g*** sige lang hingi, may second collection pa [You David, better shut up. You ask for contributions…Where do the people’s money go? The fool even asks for a second collection],” Duterte said.

“Alam mo totoo lang, sabihin ko sa inyo, iyong mga offerings, iyong mga pinya, mga avocado, saging, saan napupunta ‘yan? Gusto ninyong malaman? Gusto ninyo ng video? Ibigay ko sa inyo. Doon sa pamilya niya [The truth is, I tell you, the offerings, pineapples, avocados, bananas, where do they go? You want to know? You want to see video? I’ll show you. They go to his family],” the President added.

The President gave an unsolicited advice for the Church , that the practice of stealing church donations should be stopped. Duterte said that erring Catholic priests should just get married instead, and suffer like him.

Kalookan city Bishop Pablo Virgilio David, only “Bishop David” in the Catholics Bishop Conference of the Philippines.

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  2. It's true. They can't even build a church from their collections and have to ask some funds from any sources including public funds just to build their house of worship. A burden! They can't even fix the spiritual needs of their members. We are going to have a clean society if these church leaders tend to lead their members religiously/spiritually since their number is superior.