ALL APOLOGIES

IN A PASTORAL STATEMENT read by outgoing CBCP president Nereo Odchimar Monday, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines apologized to the members of the Catholic Church after several bishops got embroiled in the PCSO fund controversy. Here’s a portion of that letter [and what the CBCP wanted to say but couldn’t in parentheses.]

Our Dear People of God,
[Mga Tagasunod,]

Our Mother Church has been deeply wounded by the controversies in the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office that have erupted in the past two weeks.
[Nitong mga nakaraang linggo, sumusobra na kayo. Pikon na ang Simbahan. As in!]

Some members of the Church believe in the innocence of the bishops involved in the issue, while others do not.
[Kung ayaw n’yong maniwala, ‘wag!]

There is no doubt that everywhere in the Church there is great sorrow.
[Kung saan-saan na kami nagdasal, ayaw pa ring tumigil!]

We your pastors are one with you.
[Higit kailanman, kailangan namin kayo ngayon.]

… we are sorry for the pain and sadness that these events have brought upon you.
[‘Sensya na, tao lang.]

We are saddened that many of you… have been confused because of the apparent inconsistency of our actions…
[Hindi lang kayo ang ‘confused!’ Marami ring pari at obispo ang confused!’]

As we express our sadness, we also ask you to be slow in judgment…
[‘Wag kayong mapanghusga. Bakit?! Talaga namang kadiri ang same-sex marriage ah. Judgmental ba ‘yon?]

Let us seek the truth always in charity.
[Lalabas din ang katotohanan. Basta ang donasyon, ituloy n’yo lang.]

We assure you that the bishops concerned are ready to accept responsibility for their action…
[Kinastigo na namin at binantaang ititiwalag. Kapag ‘di pa naman nagtanda ‘yong mga ‘yon, ewan na lang.]

We assure you that their action was done without malice.
[Maliban na lang do’n sa isa. Nakadalawang sulat pala ang damuho! Ang kapal talaga ng mukha!]

Out of their sincere desire to help their people, they failed to consider the pitfalls to which these grants could possibly lead them.
[Kita n’yo na? Fault n’yo ‘to eh! Kayo ang dahilan kung bakit nagawa ng mga obispo ‘yon!]

They have also expressed their readiness to do everything that is necessary to heal this wound so that we can all move forward in hope.
[Ibabalik na nga namin ang mga sasakyan eh. Ba’t ba ang kulit n’yo? Anong akala n’yo sa ‘min? Patay-gutom? Mas mayaman ang Simbahan kesa sa PCSO ‘no?]

We shall examine our values in the light of our vocation to be disciples of Jesus Christ.
[Masakit pero kakayanin.]

We plead with you to walk with us in this path of constant renewal.
[Akala ng Noynoy na ‘yan, siya lang ang may matuwid na daan!? Kami rin!]

We express again our deep sorrow for the pain that the recent events have brought to you our beloved people.
[Paulit-ulit na kaming nagso-sorry. Akala n’yo ba madaling gawin ‘to? Hindi!]

The good Lord knows our love for you.
[Kaya nga kami nag-request ng 4 x 4, para mabisita namin kayo ‘di ba? Hindi pa ba sapat na pruweba ‘yan ng aming pagmamahal?]

The words of the Psalmist come to our mind: “My sacrifice, a contrite spirit. A humbled, contrite heart you will not spurn.”
[Patawad na kasi, ano ba?!]

As the same Psalmist addresses the Lord, we take his words as our own to encourage and challenge us: “Indeed you love truth in the heart; then in the secret of my heart teach me wisdom.”
[Natuto na kami. Promise, ‘di na mauulit.]

For the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines,
[‘Tapos na ang termino ko! Isang malaking good luck sa kapalit ko!]

+NEREO P. ODCHIMAR, D.D.
Bishop of Tandag
President, Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines
July 11, 2011

Margie vs. Manoling
The word war between PCSO chair Margie Juico and former PCSO chair Manoling Morato is getting personal – and ugly. Morato accused Juico of “charging even her sanitary napkins to PCSO.” In all fairness to Manoling, he uses his own money to buy one.

Caught
A saltwater crocodile suspected of killing and devouring a fisherman had been caught in Brgy. Rio Tuba, Bataraza, Palawan. But the croc insists a case cannot be filed against him citing parliamentary immunity.
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“Never ruin an apology with an excuse.”
~Kimberly Johnson

Quote of the Weak
“Margie Juico has been charging her grocery bills and even sanitary napkins to PCSO.”
~Former PCSO Chair/Director Manoling Morato

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      1. When he said that Margie Juico charges her sanitary napkins to PCSO’s account, my question is does she still need sanitary napkins? She is of the age when she no longer needs to use one (menopausal). Unlike Manoling who wishes he at one time of another had to use one.

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      1. anong walang vested interest? dati siyang member ng pcso board nung panahon ni gloria di ba? dati nagtaka din ako kung bakit ganun na lang ang paninira na ginagawa ni manoling kay juico, yun pala kasama si manoling sa mga gumawa ng milagro sa pcso during the previous administration

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      2. The Juicos have always used the Aquinos to get positions in the government. Their son is in politics aspiring for higher political positions. Can you say what is the vested interest of Morato?. If you say that he needs money, I would say that he is independently wealthy and with no immediate family, he does not need more.

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  1. “Never ruin an apology with an excuse.”
    ~Kimberly Johnson

    …correct! mag-apologize na lng. look at that croc, nagpahuli na. at least siya hubad na humarap — walang abito at nasa ilog wala sa batasan.

    …in the first place, galing na nga iyang perang iyan sa sugal dapat hindi na tinatanggap tpos manghingi pa ba ng 4 x 4? e d b c bishop cruz e number 1 crusader against jueteng? hindi ba ang mga lotteries e form of gambling din un? asan na kaya si bishop bkit parang silent yata ngayon?

    …and that report by elizabeth angsioco is so informative. eye-opener.

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  2. Ha, me bago ng kapalit ang Dolphy-Panchito tandem. Click pa rin sa madlang pipol.

    Ang hindi ko lang maintindihan sa paliwanag ng mga pari, bakit kelangan humingi ng tulong sa gobyerno para sa pagtulong sa kawan ng simbahan? Di ba me koleksyon tuwing misa, san napupunta yun?

    Tsaka lagi nilang tinitira ang PCSO, masama daw yang lotto, sweepstakes tapos yung galing sa masama ang gagamitin nila para tumulong? Ironic ata yan.

    PH, just like to know – ang simbahan ba pati ang mga pari nagpafile ng income tax?

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    1. @anonymous

      interesado ako sa munting reminder mo dahil single open

      quote ang nakasanayan kong gamitin subalit ang keyboard

      ko ay walang apostrophe na kagaya ng sa iyo na para bagang

      nag tumbling na comma…

      ang single open quote ko ay ganito ( ‘ )

      ang comma naman ay ganito ( , )

      ano bang brand ang keyboard mo at makabili nga kung affordable

      lang, ang sa akin naman ay A4TECH

      ”””

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  3. Si GMA ba ang nagdraft ng letter nila? …..para kasi yong famous “i am sorry” nya …. Nagsorry nga pero wala naman direct na pag amin kung ano ang ginawang kasalanan…bahala na tayo mag interpret kung saan sila nagsosorry…. Hay church talaga, paanong hindi marami ang titiwalag sa simbahan nyo kung kayo nga garapalan ang ginagawa nyong pag gawa ng hindi mabuti…eh mga obispo na kayo na naturingan….who will take your teachings seriously 😦

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  4. That CBCP apology is one of the most confusing and labyrinthine ones I’ve ever come across.

    Paraphrased: ‘I am sorry for having caused you pain and confusion. But I don’t think I am at fault. It is the public’s fault for suffering this pain and confusion because they have merely misconstrued our actions.

    We will return the vehicles and try to change our moral values and ethics.. but again we are not saying we did anything wrong.’

    duhh.. try using this approach the next time you go to confession.

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  5. hahahaha, the best ka talga idol. tawa ko ng tawa dito sa office. tama ung parting quote mo from kimberly johnson an apology should be straight apology no more excuses. kasi it will not be a sincere apology kung may excuses pa rin na ipapasok.
    I AM SORRY noon, WE ARE SORRY nman ngayon, the similary pareho sila naginvoke ng LAPSES in judgement, hayyyy halatang glorianatics ang mga SUVshops. hehehe
    thanks idol sa post na to, marami kn nman napasaya…see you sa next #quiztion #battleofthetweets
    🙂

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    1. aayyy nakuha lang naman ni manoling ang info na yan from
      somewhere na parang hindi naman pinabulaanan ni margie…

      pero ito ha, one day isang araw, tambay ako sa tindahan ni
      toyang, isang sarisari store nang dumating si misis na isang
      senior citizen na rin, bibili ng diaper, nagulat naman ako dahil
      walang bata sa kanila kaya tinanong ko kung para kanino, sa
      kanya daw?

      ayan ha, isang kaalaman na hindi nakukuha sa kahit saang
      lupalop hehe

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  6. Sinong Dakila? Sino ang tunay na baliw?
    Whenever I remember this line from a song, I always remember Miriam?
    Please read and decide whether she was fairly labelled those derogatory names:

    PUBLIC FUNDS AND INCIDENTAL RELIGIOUS BENEFIT: THE CONSTITUTIONAL ISSUE
    Statement at the public hearing on alleged PCSO anomalies
    held by the blue ribbon committee on 13 July 2011
    http://miriam.com.ph/newsblog/?p=372…….

    By the process of lateral thinking, I respectfully move to investigate the source of the false report about the so-called “Pajero bishops,” when it turns out that no Pajeros were involved.

    Who is this maleficent twisted genius? Was this media spin designed to cover up the crime of depositing without authorization in a private bank the sum of P1.548 BILLION? Was this media spin further designed to call public attention away from the annual sum of some P 7.6 BILLION made available to the sticky fingers of the PCSO Board?

    Like the wanton world-class theft of public funds and conspicuous consumption generated by the road user’s tax, the PCSO anomaly is bodaciously corrupt.

    Keep the bishops out of it. #

    Knowing maleficent genius

    EDITORIAL

    http://www.tribune.net.ph/?cx=partner-pub-4454631848289886%3Ay95smemu6hd&cof=FORID%3A11&ie=UTF-8&q=Miriam+Defensor&sa=Search&siteurl=www.tribuneonline.org%2Fbusiness%2F20110715bus5.html

    Click to enlarge
    07/15/2011

    So who’s the “maleficent genius?”, as the Senate’s Lady Miriam would call the person behind the “Pajero bishops” media blitz that ended up a dud and was exposed as a well-crafted attack on the Church leaders intended to divert public attention from the real issue at hand?

    The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office exposé led by its chairman Margie Juico, wife of Popoy Juico, who together form part of the Yellow circle of Noynoy, led the charge in the exposé indicating irregularities in the distribution of PCSO funds for the purchase of Pajeros. Without saying it, since the accusers did not have any solid proof about it except for their interpretation of a Commission on Audit (CoA) report, Juico’s conspirators were leading the public to consider the PCSO money for the purchase of the vehicles as bribes for the bishops to support former President Gloria Arroyo since most of the donations happened in 2009 when Gloria was facing an impeachment proceeding.

    The use of the impeachment line was even misleading since Gloria was being slapped a case to impeach her yearly after the 2004 elections when allegations of massive and orchestrated cheating were exposed on her impossible win against rival for the presidency opposition candidate Fernando Poe Jr.
    Juico then blew the lid on the donations to the prelates and suddenly the term “Pajero bishops” was born.

    It later turned out in the Senate hearings that there were no Pajeros purchased and the donations to the bishops were perfectly legal under the PCSO charter. It was only the decency of the bishops in their arm-twisting ways that should have put into question.
    In short, there was nothing legally wrong in the less than P7 million given to bishops for the purchase of the vehicles and Juico ended up with a rotten egg on her face.

    The supposed PCSO exposés happened when former PCSO chairman Manoling Morato was making a lot of noise about Juico and her gang in the PCSO board about brokering the sale of the QuezonInstitute compound where the PCSO office used to be headquartered.
    Morato also charged Juico of nepotism for placing several of her family members in the payroll of the PCSO officially or as consultants.
    Likewise the Juico bomb against the bishops happened when the content of newspapers was about Noynoy’s trust and performance rating on a dangerous slide as a result of what political analysts called as his “disconnect” with reality.

    Top of the news then was his Kaibigan (cronies), Kaklase (classmates) and Kabarilan (shooting buddies) known as KKK, lording it over in government through favored postings and securing of government contracts.

    Criticisms then were piling up against Noynoy for stubbornly backing Land Transportation Office (LTO) Chief Virginia Torres, a so-called Kabarilan of Noynoy, despite the many questionable deals she had been embroiled in.
    It was noted that Noynoy’s unconditional coddling of Torres resulted in the resignation of former Transportation and Communications Secretary Ping de Jesus.
    The talk in public thereafter was about the relationship of Noynoy, Torres and the mystery behind the sudden resignation of De Jesus.

    One of the immediate subalterns of De Jesus came out saying an argument between Noynoy and De Jesus over Torres preceded the resignation of Ping, who was one of the most trusted men of his late mother, former President Cory Aquino.
    De Jesus supposedly resigned in disgust after talking with Aquino about Torres and the growing controversy on her activities at the LTO. De Jesus asked for Torres’ head but still Aquino sided with his Kabarilan.

    A few days after a by-lined story appeared in one of the broadsheets written by its owner claiming that De Jesus was sacked because Noynoy supposedly got wind of brewing anomalies in the Transportation department.

    The writer was the chief spin doctor of Noynoy’s mother, Cory, and of course the story was spun to make Noynoy a hero.

    If Miriam really wants to know the source of the Pajero bishops media blitz, he would be the person to ask.

    Maleficent genius would then be exposed.

    ————–
    Or some people are just too willing to criticize the Catholic Church
    as if it is an honor for them to discredit her.

    The Professional Heckler
    Subject: [New post] ALL APOLOGIES
    To: cvhalilijr@yahoo.com
    Date: Monday, July 11, 2011, 2:42 PM

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