February 13, 2006

Parish priest defended, hit


A member of the Cebu Provincial Board (PB) denied that politics had something to do with the filing of a rape complaint against the parish priest in Maslog, Danao City.

PB Member Agnes Magpale, who heads the committee on women and children, said yesterday that the 18-year-old woman was brought to her office by the dean of her school.

She referred her to the Children’s Legal Bureau, Ecpat and the Provincial Women’s Commission.

“Padre, niingon baya ang Ginoo nga di ta mamakak and please don’t link this to the landfill because we are considering another place for the landfill (Father, God said that we should not lie),” said Magpale, who represents the fifth district where Danao City belongs.

Maslog has been identified as the site of the Integrated Solid Waste Management Facility for 13 northern towns and cities.

Fr. Jose Belciña has spoken out against the sanitary landfill in his homilies.

Posted by kshaw at February 13, 2006 05:08 PM