Philippines: bishops urge government to investigate in-house corruption charges
July 07, 2014
The Catholic bishops of the Philippines have called upon the government to show energy and even-handedness in pursuit of corruption charges.
The bishops’ statement, released July 4, responded to the filing of corruption charges against three prominent lawmakers—all of them leaders of the opposition party. “There is no reason to direct our ire only at the three senators,” the bishops said.
“A government that professes to tread the straight path must remain true to that profession and must be willing to let go of the corrupt in its own ranks,” the bishops reasoned, urging the government to investigate charges against members of the ruling majority and President Aquino.