Subject: Tactical Defense of the Catholic Syndicate
Target: Money Laundering
Suspect: Spellbinders and Invisible Monsters, Inc.
CBCP chief tells Church groups to avoid asking funds from pols
(philstar.com) | Updated July 29, 2013 - 2:26pm
MANILA, Philippines - The incoming president of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) urged Church-based organizations and institutions not to solicit from government officials amid the pork barrel controversy.
Lingayen Archbishop Socrates Villegas said stakeholders of the Church must make “Walang hihingi!” as their mantra when relating to politicians.
"We in Church can contribute to the corruption by grabbing a piece of the pie through our solicitations from government officials—from candles to basketball uniforms to bags of cement to government bulldozers," Villegas said in a statement posted on CBCPNews.com
"Let us make it our rule of life when we relate to politicians “Walang hihingi!” he told members of the Church. "Every time we ask our politicians for monetary help, we tempt them to dig into the pork barrel coffers or jueteng chests to accommodate our request."
Villegas said the Church must have transparency in its fundraising projects and prepare accounting reports of how its budget is disbursed.
"When we are less than transparent in our accounting, we hurt the truth. Ang sinungaling ay kapatid ng magnanakaw," he said.
OFFENSE: Trying to escape Public Scrutiny for Money Laundering of tithes / collection money from the Poor People of the Philippines for their daily meal of Kentucky Fried Chicken