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PIA Press Release
2010/09/14

Commentary: The burden of telling the truth

By Rodrigo S. Victoria

Tacloban City (September 14) -- Filipinos are accustomed that when a member of the church will say something, we always believed it as a gospel truth no matter at times we become skeptical on some of their pronouncements.

The recent revelation of a retired most vocal member of the Catholic Bishop Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) tickled the inquisitive mind of the public who were left hanging as to who the people among the inner circle of the President are behind the alleged jueteng payoff.

Methinks, the retired Archbishop should maintain the good practice of priests who every time they open their mouth to spread to the devoted and faithful followers of the Christian community, tell the truth without fear or without withholding anything for the sake of finding truth, justice, and peace.

He should now divulge to the public the name or names of people occupying high posts in government involved in the jueteng payola so that once and for all the Filipino people could now identify clearly who these shenanigans in government are and for them to be given immediate marching order from P-Noy to get out of this new government that has been built with the trust and confidence from the Filipino people.

This is a big challenge for the retired Archbishop to tell the truth and now name or names so his revelation would in one way or the other would not lose credibility and perhaps would directly help the Aquino administration in weeding out bad eggs in his almost 100 days administration.

Surely, retired Archbishop is now contemplating whether he will continue hiding the name or names behind the jueteng payola to make the situation worse or at this point in time he will now have the courage to really tell the "truth that shall set men free". (PIA 8) [top]

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