Manila bishop says PH being ‘pushed to slope of authoritarian rule’

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Published June 16, 2020, 5:18 PM

By Leslie Ann G. Aquino

A Catholic prelate said the conviction of Rappler chief executive officer Maria Ressa and former researcher- writer Reynaldo Santos Jr. of cyber libel, the shutdown of ABS CBN and the passage of the anti-terror bill are “very disconcerting.”

Bishop Broderick Pabillo, apostolic administrator of the Archdiocese of Manila, said this series of events shows how the country is being “pushed to the slope of authoritarian rule.”

Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo
(CBCP NEWS / FILE PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN)

“These developments are very disconcerting, to say the least. We are being pushed to the slope of authoritarian rule – all using the semblance of law, which is not meant to serve the common good, but to

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