Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Philippine Senate "Proves" Illicit Govt Donations to Bishops

Editor: go figure, after the Bishops tried to reign in the contraception and abortion cult of Philippine's rulers, they retaliate. Coincidence? It actually brings to mind the time when Cardinal Law publicly embarrassed the Clintons at Cardinal O'Connor's funeral. Retribution might not be swift, but it comes by and by.

By OLIVER TEVES, Associated Press – 13 hours ago

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine lawmakers began investigating allegations Wednesday that some Roman Catholic bishops may have illegally received donations from the government's lotto operator in exchange for political favors.

The chairman of the state-run Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office, Margie Juico, told senators in a hearing that an audit showed that at least 6.9 million pesos ($158,600) in charity funds were used to buy five vehicles upon the request of several bishops.

Juico said one bishop asked former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo for a brand new car on his 66th birthday in 2009 and received a 1.7 million pesos ($39,000) sports utility vehicle.

Link to AP, here....

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