Bishop hits ‘numb’ govt leaders: "The government is in total disconnect with the people"

Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo/ file photo from ABS CBN

Government critic Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo on Thursday hit “blind” and “numb” leaders of the government over fighting the wrong battle and “inventing enemies” instead of acting on pressing issues of the country.

Pabillo was lamenting the “misdirected” focus of the Duterte administration, which he described as “fighting the wrong enemy.”

The Bishop was referring to Senator Antonio Trillanes- whose amnesty was recently voided by President Rodrigo Duterte.

“The poor and the earth are crying out loudly. But where is the attention of our government? Buying arms from Israel, ordering Sen Trillanes to be put into bars with the flimsy reason that his amnesty given more years ago is invalid, accusing people here and there of destabilization moves! The government is in total disconnect with the people.” Pabillo said on his blog

 “It does not offer any solution to the high inflation except to blame others, that this is just false news (There is really no lack of supply of rice, they claim in spite of the long queues of people buying rice! ), that the opposition is hoarding the rice, etc.” he added

The prelate further condemned the government for allegedly using the institutions to court martial Trillanes, who is already a civilian.

“Government institutions are being mobilized to court martial Trillanes, although he is now a civilian, to get a warrant of arrest for the senator, to apprehend the vocal critic, and now mobilizing the communications offices to sound the alarm of destabilization. They do not act upon the loud and cry of the poor,” Pabillo said*

“How blind and numb leaders can become,” he added.

Pabillo also slammed the supporters of President Rodrigo Duterte for being blinded.

“ Instead of using their influence to call on their beloved leader to see the dangers the people are now facing, they continue to cheer him up and defend him in his wrong directions.  They too are blindly misguided.” He said

The prelate called on the Filipino people to unite and address such concerns.

“Let us come together to address the cry of the poor and the cry of the earth. They are related to each other. Destruction of our natural resources affects the poor badly and directly. Now should be the time for the government to mitigate the impact of the coming typhoon." he said

“Concrete measures should be done so that the poor can get the basic necessities at the prices that they can afford, especially when the typhoon Ompong comes. We call on our government leaders to fight the battle that concerns the people – not their imagined enemies!” Pabillo added

screen-capped image of Bishop Broderick Pabillo's blog 

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