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Lacson: No one can demand Duterte to apologize for ‘stupid God’ remark

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No one can demand President Duterte to apologize for his “God is stupid” remark and his tirades on the teachings of Christianity, Sen. Panfilo Lacson on Sunday said.

“Ang pag-demand sa kanya na gumawa ng public apology, para sa akin, sino naman tayo para magdemand sa isang tao na humingi ng public apology? Yun ay kusang loob na ibinibigay, hindi ito dine-demand,” the senator said in a radio interview.

The President on Thursday addressed calls for him to apologize to God, led by Jesus is Lord church founder Bro. Eddie Villanueva, saying that he will not say sorry for his rants, “not in a million years.”

“You know, God is personal. It is not formed by textbooks. You nurture God as your faith based on the values that you get from life early on from your parents. That is how you conceive God to be,” he said.

It’s a good thing, Lacson said, that the President ordered the creation of a four-man panel to hold a dialog​ue ​with the Catholic and other Church leaders to mend ties with the religious institutions.

“Maganda na ngayon ‘yung hakbang na pinagawa, may four-man team para makipag-ugnayan sa Catholic Church kasi kung meron nasaktan, ‘yun yung ang pinaka nasaktan sa lahat kasi nga tayo Catholic country, the only Catholic country in Asia. Eh syempre marami nasaktan dun sa kanyang sinabi although may qualification naman sya pero maliwanag din naman ang narinig nating lahat,” he said.

“So mabuti na rin ang magkaroon ng paguusap nang sa ganoon magkaliwanagan maisabi ng pangulo kung ano ibig niya sabihin sa pag-describe niya sa ating Panginoon sa ating Diyos. Sa akin naman iisa naman ang Diyos sa atin mapa-Muslim, yun din. Doon din talaga tayo pupunta. Iba lang ang pangalan iba ang mga paraan ng paniniwala at pananampalataya, pero sa dulo nito isa lang talaga Diyos nating lahat,” Lacson added.

Lacson, who was among those who reacted strongly to Duterte’s “God is stupid” remark, remain in disagreement with presidential daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte Carpio’s call not to lister to her father’s interpretation of the Bible or Quoran.

“Madaling sabihin ‘yun pero mahirap gawin kasi nga tayong lahat, whether we like it or not, interesado tayong makinig sa Pangulo eh lalo na sa mga public speaking engagements na kanyang dinadaluhan. So ang ating talagang nanggagaling sa puso nya ang kanyang sinasabi kasi nga walang guide eh. ‘Yun namang karamihan sa atin, syempre interesado tao dahil dun tayo natututo kung ano yung kanyang mga policy guidance, policy statements dahil sya ang lider ng bansa,” he said.

Palace’ efforts are laudable especially the planned one-on-one meeting with the Catholic Church, the senator said​.​

“Mainam na rin yan as a first step. So yan ang hintayin natin ang kalalabasan. Magdedebate ba sila sa kanilang sariling interpretation ng Bibliya o ng mga aral ng Diyos? O magkakasundo? Harinawa sa huli ang kasunod, magkakasundo at magkaroon muli ng pag-unify ng ating bansa,” he said.

“Pag pangulo ka​, p​angulo ka ng 109 million Pilipino. Hindi ka pangulo ng 16 million Pilipino na bumoto sa iyo. Tapos na ang eleksyon. Madalas naririnig natin ‘16 million bumoto sa akin, wala kayong magagawa, hindi ko ginusto ito pero ako binoto.’ Mukhang hindi unifying ang ganitong statement kasi pag nanalo ka na ang dapat alalahanin mo na ang mahigit 100 million Filipino na,” said Lacson.

 

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