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The real score EDITORIAL 07/09/2011

Saturday, July 9, 2011

The real score

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07/09/2011
One wonders just what it is that the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office, along with senators allied with Noynoy, wants to achieve by way of focusing on the vehicles, said to be Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs) granted to the bishops, if, in the first place, these are used by them to help the poor and the needy?

Is it the aim of Noynoy’s PCSO to cut off all these “charitable” projects to the clergy that incidentally, have been in practice for decades — and especially during Cory Aquino’s time when a lot of government funds were invariably channeled to Caritas and other religious projects?

If so, then the better way is for the Noynoy administration to announce that henceforth, it is his policy that no one — whether congressman, mayor, governor, local executive official or bishop or priest or nun, or even the Pope — can expect to be granted requests by the PCSO — whether in the form of money or vehicles or hospitalization or medicines for the sick and the needy, since such requests for charity work are deemed to be banned..... MORE

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