SEOUL -- President Rodrigo Duterte again courted controversy when he kissed a Filipino woman onstage during his meeting with the Filipino community here in Seoul Sunday. By the end of his two-hour speech, Duterte called the unidentified woman from among the crowd to receive a copy of a book titled "Altar of Secrets," which exposed supposed corruption in the Catholic Church. “Huwag ang lalaki, may bayad 'to. Halik,” the President told the cheering crowd, before motioning to the woman. (Not a man, this is not for free. [You pay with] a kiss.) “Handa ka naman makipaghalikan, halika!” he called to her. (You seem ready to kiss, come here.) The woman, who was clearly excited, then went onstage with another Filipina to receive the book authored by the late Aries Rufo. "Huwag kang mag-amen-amen dyan. Halika dito! Ang beso-beso?” Duterte told the woman, while pointing to his pouted lips. When the woman was about to go down, the President asked her … [Read more...] about News WATCH: Duterte kisses Pinay onstage in South Korea
What has come over President Rodrigo Duterte that, without provocation, he aimed for the very top and called God “stupid” on the basis of his limited understanding of the biblical story of Creation? Is he running out of targets in his anti-Catholic Church rant so he picked a quarrel with God himself? Good luck to Duterte. In 2015 he lambasted Pope Francis just because his visit slowed down traffic while Duterte was on the road. Lately he has been denouncing priests for what he said is their hypocrisy, and giving out copies of a book on alleged indiscretions of members of the clergy. In Davao City on Friday, he told a crowd his story of Adam and Eve who he said were tempted by a snake with an apple, leading to “original sin” that he said was unfair to their descendants. His version: “Kinain ni Adam, then malice was born. Who is this stupid God? Istupido talaga itong p***** **a kung ganoon…. You created something perfect and then you … [Read more...] about Duterte rants on, calls God stupid!
“God doubted his creation so he tested it. Tinawag nya ung ahas tapos binigyan nya ng apple. Pinakagat nya doon sa bunganga. Sabi nya sa ahas, dalhin mo itong apple doon kay Eve and tempt her to eat it. Taste it. Dineliver nya kay Eve. Si Eve, apple yun, e. Nakabalot pa ng foam at net: made in China. Kinain ni Eve. Tapos si Eve, ginising si Adam – siguro katatapos lang – kumain ka rin. Kinain ni Adam, then malice was born. “Who is this stupid God? Istupido talaga itong p*******a kung ganoon. You created something perfect and then you think of an event that would tempt and destroy the quality of your work. How can you rationalize a God... Ikaw, maniwala ka? “So tayo ngayon, all of us are born with original sin. Ano man yan? Was it the first kiss? What was the sin? Nasa womb ka pa, may kasalanan ka na. Tsuk-tsak lang ‘yun ng nanay pati tatay mo, wala ka naman kasali, tapos ngayon may original sin ka. T*******g klase – anong klaseng relihiyon … [Read more...] about Original sin, free will and Christians
Bishops: 'Duterte’s tirades on God his own interpretations' MANILA, Philippines — President Duterte was probably absent in class when his religion teachers at Ateneo de Davao University discussed the biblical interpretation of the creation of the world, an official of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) said. In a Facebook post yesterday, CBCP vice president and Kalookan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David said “the criticisms made by the President are his own interpretation of the Bible. That is not how the Catholic Church teaches Catholics.” “I am sure that is not taught in the catechism by our religious education teachers in Ateneo (de Davao University) and San Beda (University),” David added. Last Friday, Duterte criticized the creation story in the Bible, particularly the part when the serpent tempted Eve to eat the forbidden fruit, which she later gave to Adam. Duterte called God … [Read more...] about Bishops: ‘Duterte’s tirades on God his own interpretations’
‘Duterte should apologize for insulting God’ Edu Punay (The Philippine Star) - June 27, 2018 - 10:00pm MANILA, Philippines — Evangelist-turned-politician Eddie Villanueva yesterday called on President Duterte to issue a public apology for insulting God in his recent speech. Villanueva, founder of Jesus Is Lord (JIL) Church Worldwide who ran and lost for president in 2004 and 2010, also threatened Duterte with a huge protest rally should he refuse to apologize. The JIL leader said their umbrella organization, Philippines for Jesus Movement, can mobilize about 10 million members in the streets if Duterte refuses to say sorry for calling God “stupid.” “We are representing 10 million people. I don’t believe the President will ignore this. Because once he ignores the collective wisdom of the body of Christ, this may lead to a kind of huge prayer rally that will design first to intercede … [Read more...] about ‘Duterte should apologize for insulting God’