Last month, I remembered that CBCP (Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines) was so audacious on its anti-RH bill war against the Government, with the threat of ex-communicating our President. But now, they are so lay-low, offering apologies side by side and preferred not to talk much about the recent controversy, where the CBCP members, allegedly (some were confirmed) accepted “gifts” in the form of luxury cars, from the previous administration under then President Gloria “GMA” Macapagal-Arroyo.
Well, reading from the 1987 Constitution of the Republic of the Philippines, I found these:
“The separation of Church and State shall be inviolable” – Article II, Section 6.
“No public money or property shall be appropriated, applied, paid, or employed, directly or indirectly, for the use, benefit, or support of any sect, church, denomination, sectarian institution, or system of religion, or of any priest, preacher, minister, or other religious teacher, or dignitary as such, except when such priest, preacher, minister, or dignitary is assigned to the armed forces, or to any penal institution, or government orphanage or leprosarium” – Article VI, Section 29 (2).
What’s your reaction with that?