Friday, December 28, 2007

Criticizing Priests

Jose Rizal notwithstanding, criticizing priests in the Philippines is rarely done. Criticizing politicians however is always done. But what happens when a politician is also a priest? Apparently, you criticize the politician for being a priest.

The PDI reports that
"A civil society group that has turned critical of Governor Eddie Panlilio has asked Pampanga Archbishop Paciano Aniceto to inform Catholics and Christians in the province on the status of Panlilio, a priest, in the Roman Catholic Church."
They are now trying to ascertain whether Governor Panlilio is still a priest or whether he can return to the priesthood after his term of office. The article does not mention however, what the heck is their problem with Governor Panlilio . Is he a corrupt Governor? Is he inept? How does his priesthood affect negatively his performance in office?

Without details, this is just an ad hominem attack on Governor Panlilio for being a priest.

1 comment:

The Nashman said...

ala lang magawa...siguro kelangan ulit ng mga Lapid ng kickbacks from the quarrying...