Previously, Orion Perez lashed at Archbishop Soc Villegas after singling out pro-Duterte bloggers in pastoral letter as purveyors of fake news.
Today, blogger Orion Perez takes on Bishop Broderick Pabillo, auxiliary bishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Manila, castigating Pabillo for his stance against Constitutional reforms.
Perez on the other hand, is batting for Constitutional reforms especially economic reforms, for several years now because he strongly believes this is the only solution to attract more direct foreign investments to the country, and as a result create more jobs for the Filipinos.
He cited the experience of Ireland, like the Philippines is predominantly Catholic and suffered the same ills common among Catholic countries for example “high birth rate, chronic and massive unemployment, and a dependence on sending people abroad as both émigrés and migrant workers sending remittances back to their families left behind.”
But after instituting economic reforms especially to attract foreign investments, Ireland have witnessed a dramatic rise in foreign direct investments particularly from America.
According to Irish Times, $270 billion have been poured into Ireland’s economy since the 1990’s from US investors.
Read the full post of Orion Perez below.
Aside from Soc Villegas, there is another major idiot in the CBCP… His name is Broderick Pabillo.
I recall how that idiot-in-a-cassock kept on insisting that the Philippines did not need to undergo Constitutional Reform.
You would have thought that the CBCP would seriously consider trying to look after the material and economic needs of the vast majority of their flock by advocating reforms such as the removal of anti-FDI restrictions and have MNCs come in and create lots of jobs for the people considering that the Roman Catholic Church is itself a Multinational Organization. But NO. Barriotic Idiocy permeates everywhere in the Phils, and supposedly educated prelates like Pabillo aren’t even humble enough to at least learn about how other countries have solved their poverty problem by allowing foreign direct investments to flow in massively…
Case in point is predominantly Catholic and “Philippines-like” IRELAND. Long considered to be “the Philippines of North-western Europe”, Ireland has historically had the same ills that the Philippines has been afflicted with: high birthrates, chronic and massive unemployment, and a dependence on sending people abroad as both émigrés and migrant workers sending remittances back to their families left behind.
But they wisened up and decided to take pointers from countries in Asia (particularly Singapore) and opened up to foreign direct investments.
Capitalizing on what was originally a lower cost of labor, an abundant supply of jobseekers and fresh graduates, and yes, English-speaking ability, Ireland positioned itself to become the European hub for American companies for manufacturing, tech support, etc.
Sadly, barriotic-minded bishops like Broderick Pabillo don’t read or do research, nor do they analyze things properly. The guy simply doesn’t realize that he is actively shooting down the easiest-to-implement poverty-alleviating solution that has been proven to work many times over: aggressively bringing foreign direct investors in.
Folks, please make sure to educate the CBCP on why the Philippines needs Constitutional Reform and denounce those who refuse to learn and instead stick to outdated barriotic views that keep the Philippines poor.
To which Cedrick Joseph commented: “Just we said, CBCP is a lapdog of protectionism and oligarchy of the 60/40 Rules of 1987 Constitution.”
Philip Khalid wrote: “The Institutional Church is always more concern on theoria than on praxis. I guess, being the establishment of the organization, they tend to be “behind the times” (goes with the territory- if u r with the establishment, you react slower. In any organization for that matter; ie, political party, financial institutions, educational institutions, etc. The theoria then was “social justice”, In the 70s-80s when I was in college at the Ateneo de Manila, the Jesuits were really emphasizing on Liberation Theology. While Theology of Liberation does have its merits, there are also questions and unresolved issues with that kind of theology (as in any theology, it has its limits). After the 80s, comes the 90s where we saw the downfall of communism and closed economies. Socialist countries started to open up and adopt capitalist ways (eastern europe). Liberation Theology was not that attractive anymore as the emphasis shifted from a socialist-welfare state to a open and market oriented economy, capitalist state. Open liberal economies showed better performance in alleviating poverty than socialist-welfare states. I believe some priests are still stuck their orthodox version of Theology of Liberation and have not yet entered the digital age where personal initiative and creativity of the individual rules. The reason they get stuck in a paradigm I believe is because they fail to see historical changes. It has to do with also with one’s personal life: the more they get comfortable in their status of life, the more they want to preserve the status quo. Preserving the status quo is to remain in one’s own weltanschauung (world-view; mind-set). Its time someone “wakes them up from their slumber” paraphrasing Immanuel Kant.”
Your thoughts, please!