Priest cautions Filipinos on next president

MONSIGNOR Meliton Oso, a staunch leader of the Jaro Archdiocese and head of the Jaro Social Action Center based in Jaro, Iloilo City, cautions Filipinos to be more discerning on electing the next president of the Philippines.

Giving his reaction to the reported speech of Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte on Monday, November 30, 2015 during his proclamation as Presidential aspirant,

Oso made the statement following various reactions from a reported speech of Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte on Monday, November 30, during his proclamation as presidential aspirant.

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Oso said he did not hear the speech of Duterte, but only read about it the next day.

Duterte reportedly blamed Pope Francis on the horrendous traffic jam during the Pope’s visit in Manila middle of this year and said the Pope must go back home.

The Monsignor said the Pope’s pastoral visit in the Philippines is to give hope to the Filipinos attack by Super Typhoon Yolanda and lift the Filipino spirit that God is with the people.

The traffic jam is only temporary and Filipinos welcome the Pope wholeheartedly, Oso added.

The peace and order situation in Davao City, where the mayor rules, is not to be compared to other cities especially Iloilo where peace and love of fellowmen reign, Oso added.

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