Bishop David: President Duterte's drug war is ‘biggest lie’ to people

President Rodrigo Duterte and Bishop Pablo Virgilio David / composite photo from ABS CBN

Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David criticized President Rodrigo Duterte's anti-drug campaign on Monday, April 22, saying it was the “biggest lie” to the Filipino people in the past three years.

In a democracy forum in Taguig City, David underscored the importance of combating the spread of lies on social media to help victims of extrajudicial killings and their families get justice.

Truth is not just a political issue. It is, above all, a moral and spiritual issue,” David said.

“It matters a lot that we know what the truth is when families claim that their loved ones did not fight back and that they did not have a gun or (illegal drugs) in their possession,” he said.

When asked what was the biggest lie he had heard under President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration, he said: “The biggest lie is that this drug war is meant to eradicate illegal drugs.”

David also pointed out that the clergy had failed to educate many Catholics, knowing the majority of them were openly supporting murders brought by the drug war.

“I say with all humility that it means that we have failed, that we have failed to educate consciences,” he lamented

Source: Inquirer

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