Lipa archbishop on US envoy’s statement on Aquino character: I agree

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News report quoting Lipa Archbishop Ramon Arguelles he agrees with former Ambassador to the Philippines Kristie Kenney’s statement describing then Senator Benigno Aquino III as “diffident and unassertive.”

MANILA, Philippines—Former US Ambassador to the Philippines Kristie Kenney’s statement revealed in the whistle blower website WikiLeaks about President Benigno Aquino III’s credibility was true, Lipa Archbishop Ramon Arguelles was quoted in a 990 AM report Tuesday as saying.

In the report, Arguelles said he agreed with Kenney’s statement because it was true that Aquino had not proven anything when he was still in the Senate and in the House.

Arguelles also said that it was true that “a person’s past can say what he can do in the future” but that the person can still change, adding that the people should pray for Aquino so he can do something for the country.

Aquino was described by Kenny as “diffident and unassertive,” secret cables published by anti-secrecy website Wikileaks revealed.

Kenney filed the series of unflattering cables after then Senator Aquino had declared his presidential candidacy and during the election campaign, the website said.

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  • martina moralejo

    Bishop, please don’t get involve,comment or touch political issues, its very dirty. You will only drag down our priests and our institution.I know you are a learned person, just continue taking care of your parishioners morality and uplift their spirits with encouraging words.

  • Tyopando

    Does this mean the good Archbishop Arguelles also agree with the Wikileaks reports on CGMA and Mike Arroyo? Or only this particular report?
    What about the report that Vatican ordered CBCP not to support the call of the people to oust then Pres. Arroyo during the Hello Garci scandal? Can he confirm that?

    I appeal to the good Archbishop not to comment on this Wikileaks reports as he may bite more than he can chew.

    I believe government and religion can co-exist peacefully without meddling in each others affairs.

    • Rex

      The bishop was asked about PENOY character and not about GLO.
      Vatican ordered CBCP not to support the people to oust Gloria. It just mean to say CBCP should not meddle in politics. Is it wrong for the Vatican to order that ?

  • ryan andres

    ohhhh boy….here we go again…
    Hindi talaga ma-gets ng mga bayotshops natin na wala nang interesado makinig sa mga pinagsasabi nila…Yes, I agree, every man is entitled to his own opinion (that includes our esteemed bishops), but as guardians of the “faith”, I don’t think it’s proper that they put down one of the members of their “flock”. Eh di ba nga kapag “flock” dapat ginagabayan nyo ang isa’t isa instead of criticizing others’ mistakes para tuwid ang lipad ng lahat? Nakalimutan na yata ng simbahang katoliko yun…

  • aristeosj

    may our Lord,Jesus Christ forgive them and bless them(the bishops)for they do not know what they are doing anymore!

  • lucidlynx

    and the bishop takes the word of ambassador kenney? what does ambassador kenney know about working in congress or at least, about a person’s work in congress? don’t we always say that we have too many laws but are not properly implemented? a lot of our lawmakers are churning out laws that are not even useful for the country not to mention the impossibility of implementing such laws.

    and besides, as a bishop, shouldn’t he help out Pnoy more now that kenney has said such things instead of adding salt to the wound? damn you bishop arguelles.

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