While calling on the Catholic faithful, the biggest religious bloc in the Philippines, to destroy “the roots of corruption,” the recent statement by the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) urged President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo – whose administration is the single biggest wellspring of corruption in the country today – “to take the lead in combating corruption wherever it is found.” This is rather like asking Dracula to stop theft at the Blood Bank. With so many corruption cases to cover up, how can the Arroyo administration be expected to fight corruption within its own ranks?
BY FLON FAURILLO
Vol. VIII, No. 5, March 2-8, 2008