Jump to content
dicey eye

Philippine President Attacks Church

Recommended Posts

dicey eye

Duterte Steps Up Attacks on Catholic Church, Priests

Cecilia Yap
BloombergDecember 29, 2018
  • Duterte Steps Up Attacks on Catholic Church, Priests
1 / 2
Duterte Steps Up Attacks on Catholic Church, Priests

(Bloomberg) -- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte stepped up his attacks against the Roman Catholic Church on Saturday, telling its leaders to clean up their ranks instead of meddling in how he runs the country as he cast doubt on Jesus and the Holy Trinity.

“To the priests, don’t meddle too much,” Duterte said in the southern Philippine province of Cotabato where he gave out land titles to farmers. The Catholic Church “has to correct itself before it can” criticize. “If not, I will really be their enemy and I will continue to attack them.”

In June, the firebrand leader called God “stupid” and questioned the Bible’s story of creation as he attacked bishops who have been critical of his anti-drug campaign, which has led to the deaths of thousands. The president’s popularity fell to a record low after the comments.

On Saturday, Duterte said that if he was Jesus Christ, who Christians believe is God and part of the Holy Trinity, he wouldn’t let himself be crucified and instead would order lightning to strike to free him from the cross. There is only one God and that is the Father, Duterte said.

The comment risks undermining his popularity in a nation where Catholics make up 80 percent of the population.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
Oz Jon



Notwithstanding the degree of legitimacy of at least some of his reported comments -


An Atheist President in an 80% Catholic Country?


Certainly diplomacy (maybe even political wisdom?) isn't his game!


"Only in the Philippines?"




Edited by Oz Jon

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites


D30 Admits that He Sexually Assaulted a Maid as a Teenager

Also he now has one more reason to hate Rappler.


Duterte 'confesses' he molested their maid as a teen

President Rodrigo Duterte bares details of the supposed incident before a large crowd in Kidapawan City, as he attacked the Catholic Church for its 'abuses'

Getting jolted by statements of President Rodrigo Duterte is nothing new to Filipinos, but the Philippine chief arguably broke his own shock meter when he admitted in a public address that he molested his family’s maid when he was a teenager.

Duterte made the revelation before a large crowd at the provincial gymnasium in Kidapawan City, Cotabato, on Saturday, December 29, as he again lambasted the Catholic Church for criticizing him and his policies when it was not exacly faultless.

The President was talking about the New People’s Army before jumping to his other current favorite subject of attack, the Catholic Church.

After berating the fictional Padre Damaso in Jose Rizal’s Noli Me Tangere and the American priest arrested in Biliran for committing abuses against women and children, respectively, Duterte segued to his “confession” to a priest when he was a freshman at the Ateneo de Davao.

Duterte said he stammered at first, then told the impatient priest, “I went to the room of the maid.”

When the priest asked why, the teenage Duterte said: “I lifted the blanket…. I tried to touch what was inside the panty…. I was touching [it]. She woke up so I left the room.”

Then he said he went to the bathroom for the “usual.”

Duterte then told the priest he went back to the maid and “I tried to insert my finger.”

Responding to the priest's question, Duterte claimed the maid “was closing her eyes, fast asleep” the whole time. And then he said he went back to the bathroom for a second round of the “usual.”

The confession ended with the priest admonishing him, “Oh my God, say 5 Our Fathers, 5 Hail Marys, because you will go to hell.”

To unbelievers of his confession, Duterte told the audience, “Totoo man (It’s really true)!... It’s true.”

Then he again reverted to the supposed abuses of Catholic priests: “Kaya ‘yung abuses ah, dahan-dahan lang kayo. ‘Yung Katoliko has a very loaded thing. So it has to correct itself before it can call [me out] – ‘pag hindi, kalaban talaga nila ako. And I will continue to attack them.”

(So go slow on these abuses. The Catholic [Church] has a very loaded thing. So it has to correct itself before it can call [me out] – if not, I’ll really be their enemy. And I will continue to attack them.)

Duterte also claimed that "Pope Leo XIV" fathered Spanish-Italian noblewoman Lucrezia Borgia. She's actually the illegitimate daugher of Cardinal Rodrigo Borgia who later became Pope Alexander VI, and his mistress, Vannozza dei Cattanei.

In the same speech, the President’s tirade did not just end with the Catholic Church but extended to the Holy Trinity and Jesus Christ himself. He dismissed the Holy Trinity as "silly" and Jesus as “unimpressive” as he chose to die on the cross rather than just zap all his foes to oblivion.

The President made the remark a day after the Social Weather Stations (SWS) released its latest survey results showing Duterte enjoying a “very good” +60 net satisfaction rating in December, higher than his rating in September.

Will Malacañang dismiss the President's confession, which involved the molestation of someone employed by his family, as just another tall tale to entertain his audience? 


Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

And now, he is selling the PI to China. Nice guy.   :oldtimer:


Edited by angbumabasa

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • If you would like to join to begin posting and become an active member, feel free to click on THIS LINK, to register. If you have any questions, feel free to post them in the Forum Operations / Issues forum. If you register, but then are unable to log in, please feel free to post concerns in the Having Problems Logging In? forum. We will address any and all questions, comments, or concerns, as quickly as possible. Welcome to the Living In Cambodia Forums! 

    Welcome to the forum!

  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use & Guidelines. Here is our Privacy Policy.