Tom Villarin: Bishop David is the new Cardinal Sin


This priest may emerge as the new resistance leader among the faithful.

Akbayan Party-list Rep. Tom Villarin spoke up to defend Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David, whom President Rodrigo Duterte has suddenly picked as his newest target.

Duterte has branded David as a drug user and said malicious words against him. The prelate has denied the claims and even got the backing of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines in calling out the President for witchunting.

For Villarin, this may now be a chance to organize Catholics to protest against the government, as he likened David to a key figure back in EDSA 1.

“Bishop David is a good shepherd to his flock and will not abandon them on account of fear and despite the incessant attacks by a ravenous wolf. In these trying times, he is like Cardinal Sin during the Marcos dictatorship who became a beacon of moral resistance,” the politiko said.

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