12 months President’s tirade not meant to encourage violent attacks — Palace MB
By Genalyn Kabiling President Duterte was not seeking to encourage violent attacks on places of worship amid his tirade against Catholic Church and its teachings, Malacañang clarified Monday. Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo said although Duterte has criticized some church doctrines and alleged misbehavior of some priests, the President was actually outraged by the twin explosions that hit a cathedral in Jolo, Sulu. Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo (OPS / MANILA BULLETIN) “Definitely not. In fact, the President is outraged. He’s so angry that they have not respected a place of worship – that’s why he declared war against all these perpetrators,” ... more