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JV slams bishop’s wrong assessment of San Juan poverty By Charlie V. Manalo 05/08/2012

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

JV slams bishop’s wrong assessment of San Juan poverty

By Charlie V. Manalo 05/08/2012

San Juan City Rep. Joseph Victor “JV” Ejercito yesterday asked Bishop Broderick Pabillo to first research on the poverty incidence in San Juan before issuing “irresponsible statements.”

In a statement, Ejercito suggested that the chairman of the CBCP National Secretariat for Social Action consult with Rev. Fr. Frank Ungria, parish priest of St. John the Baptist in San Juan, and with various government agencies concerned with poverty alleviation, for these would refute the Bishop’s allegation that “there are a lot of poor in San Juan.”

The Bishop was also quoted saying that “what happened at Corazon de Jesus should serve as model” in poverty alleviation..... MORE

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