Thursday, April 21, 2011

I did not say so!

MANILA, April 16, 2011— The head of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) has faulted some journalists for fabricating news[Why is this not sooooo surprising?  We journalists call it...uhm...S...S?]

CBCP President Bishop Nereo Odchimar was reacting against yesterday’s newspaper reports quoting him attacking Davao City’s proposed birth control ordinance[Though you can expect the bishop to really attack that proposed ordinance.]

In the reports, Odchimar was quoted saying: “We will counter any government official pushing for the passage of a city ordinance allowing the distribution of condoms and other contraceptives. We will tell people not to obey them.”

“We are ready to oppose any government plan to promote artificial contraception. The Catholic Church will organize mass protests against the reproductive health bill that it says promotes illicit sex through the distribution of condoms,” the report added.

According to Odchimar, he did not issue any statement on the matter yet and was never interviewed by any journalists[Oooops!  Caught!]

While he is against distribution of contraceptives to the public by the government, the CBCP head disowned the statements supposedly issued by him in the news reports.

Upon cursory check with some reporters it was learned that a PR man distributed to reporters the press release containing a fake statement[Aha!  The plot thickens!]

“That’s putting words into my mouth,” Odchimar said in a statement on Saturday. [CBCPNews]


Several things come up here folks.

First, what is a PR guy got to do with distributing the press release about condoms?  And who the hell is that P-R guy, huh?  That a**h*** is the reason why we guys who work in the PR industry are painted as "liars, news fabricators".  Well, I know oldies who really do P_R by treating people for lunch, vacations, know the stuff.  That is how they do PR.  Envelopes and all.  All I can think of is that PR guy was paid to a demo job on the CBCP.  Period.

Second, why is the Archdiocese of Davao still silent in all of this?

Lastly, you can expect that the CBCP will definitely say something about that ordinance that the most liveable city on the entire country DESPERATELY NEEDS condoms.  Oh, yeah right.  Because the father - daughter tandem in Davao City saw that their citizens have a lot of sex, a LOT of SEX, the best thing they can think of for the people of Davao is to give them a gazillion of condoms.  Hey, Duterte's!  Ask what Africans do with the condoms!  They blow it up and make balloons!  The people there need simple medicines like penicillin and yet the UN dumps rubber!  What Davao needs is not condoms but more baranggay health facilities and the control of squatters along river banks!  You know why?  I AM FROM DAVAO!

1 comment:

  1. Please Allow me to correct the written statements below, I am also from Davao, and I have heard much of Archbishop Capalla's sermon. Archbishop Capalla is very critic on the RH bill especially on its provision on artificial contraception. THe first time he spoke out this against the bill is during his homily on the thanksgiving mass of St. Candida MAria de Jesus, foundress of Hijas de Jesus. He again spoke out on the RH bill last holy thursday during the chrism mass, saying that "this STUPID Church has existed for 2,000 years" in response to a politician who called the the moral teachings of the Church "stupid". The clergy of Davao also spoke againts the RH bill during the reflections on the seven last words of Jesus last good friday.