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Filipino president likens bishop's criticism to Nazi propaganda

June 10, 2011

A dispute between President Benigno Aquino of the Philippines and Bishop Juan de Dios Pueblo of Butuan turned ugly when a spokesman for the president compared the bishop’s criticism with Nazi propaganda.

Claiming that the bishop’s complaints about government corruption were prompted by partisan political motives, presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda said: “This is the typical propaganda machine of the Nazi. What they are doing is precisely to keep on spreading lies and lies upon lies…”

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