I'll tell you why later.
The bishops don’t get it
by Jun Mercado, OMI
The recent controversy involving the ‘7 Pajero bishops’ has struck the nation with great embarrassment. [see what an idiot this guy is.] The real issue is not whether the so-called gifts are ‘unlawful or anomalous or unconstitutional’. [Huh? Wasn't that the point raised by the PCSO and the COA? Who are you to say that that is not the real issue? That is the thing that was thrown at them by the two government agencies. That is why the Senate called an inquiry.]
The continued defensive actions and claims that followed clearly show how far off the mark the bishops are. They continue to miss the real issue in the controversy. No doubt, the SUVs are not for personal and private use; the PCSO gifts are for the social and charitable ministries of church; and the gifts are legal and constitutional. [Wow! Thanks for that no-brainer!]
The real tragedy in the said controversy is the fact, ‘wala get mo, sila’. Our ‘excellencies’ have remained, in the language of an Inquirer editorial, ‘clueless’. [Just like the PDI and...you!]
'Receiving the fund from the PCSO is NOT the real issue, the crux of the matter is the fact that PCSO donations did not happen within a vacuum, as a happy case of happenstance, with no strings attached and no payback expected.' [And Mercado is so sure about this. But look who's talking? I'll tell you later.]
Retired Archbishop Oscar Cruz is quoted to have said that it was 'impossible' for President Arroyo to accommodate the bishops without some quid pro quo. 'Kapag humingi ka sa gobyerno, nakatali ang kamay mo.'
The payback required was the silence of their 'excellencies'. [You can see that there is an insult behind this reference on excellencies.]
'When the nation needed the moral strength and clarity of the Church as the Arroyo administration lurched from one outrageous impropriety to the next,' there was SILENCE! The bishops’ silence was, indeed, deafening and the PCSO gifts of SUVs clearly come into real perspective. It was around this time, also, that the derisive sobriquet: the 'Malacañang Dioceses' came to existence. [And where were you went Misuari was robbing the coffers of ARMM, huh. Oh yeah! Partying with him.]
Now, ‘get mo na’! [No, hindi pa.]
There is nothing illegal in the gifts. There is nothing unconstitutional about the gifts. And there is nothing unlawful about the gifts. [But this is the argument launched by the anti-Catholics and by PCSO and Malacañang.] But mind you, there is a PAYBACK time for the gifts! It is no free ride, Virginia!
Again in another editorial, St. Thomas More’s famous quote against his perjurer was artfully conjured… 'Ah! What profits a man to gain the whole world… but for pajeros, your Excellencies?' [What will you profit Jun Mercado...but for PANSIN? And the budget of IAG? Uyyy.,,,aminin! Wag plastik! Kurakot ka din.]
But in a more worldly scale of power and gold, an SUV gift is, indeed, a real bargain for a price of silence and cooperation of a bishop. PGMA was noted for giving generous gifts and envelopes knowing full well that for each SUV and envelope, there is a payback! [*belch*]
It was a no mean feat that she survived her nine years of presidency notwithstanding the issues of legitimacy of succession; the Hello Garci scandal; NBN and Fertilizer scams; and that is simply to name a few. For 7 Pajeros? That is super cheap! ‘Kuha mo?’ [Idjit! He kept on insisting in the Pajeros when in fact there is no Pajero given.]
The CBCP’s letter is a hodge-podge apology of two strands. The first strand consists of the first five paragraphs revealing that the writers have remained 'clueless' about the whole issue of SUVs. These are well-couched paragraphs, on the main, an apologia pro vita sua. The last paragraph is a stand-alone and it reveals that there is a saving grace notwithstanding the attempt to justify. [How he can even do an analysis of the Pastoral Letter which this PhD holder of an Idjit, yup he has a PhD, did not even bother to know that there were NO PAJEROS GIVEN!]
The last paragraph could have been THE letter: short and 'pointed' devoid of any pretense and finally addressing the real issue involved in the SUVs as it quotes Psalm 51: 'a humbled and contrite heart' as they stand before the Lord that in the secret of their hearts, they may be taught God’s wisdom. Finally, 'KUHA NA!' [Look who's talking!]
I know this guy.
He loves to claim to have done lots of things when in fact he is nothing but plain talk. A noisy gong, a clanging cymbal.
He also loves to tell people that he is friends with the influential and the powerful, when the truth of the matter is, he just met them casually at an event.
I know what he did and what he does in Cotabato.
He enjoyed the protection of Fidel Ramos when the man with the tobacco was president. He ran a university in absentia and reported that the university is "A Ok" when in fact he mismanaged it and the university operating under a ton of debt!
He should be dragged into the cases against former MNLF chairman and ARMM governor Nur Misuari. He is to blame how the peace process is not progressing in Mindanao.
That is who this man is, a CHARLATAN and a JOKE!
And he has the audacity to question the motives of the bishops, one of which is his brother in his own congregation, no other than Archbishop Orlando Quevedo, OMI of Cotabato Archdiocese.
Now you know the character of this man.
If you want to see the face of a Pharisee, self-righteous, always seeking attention..A WHITEWASHED TOMB...
You are looking at him!