Furious Atty. Rivera twits Baclaran Church priest who accused Duterte supporters of worshiping the President more than God

Tigilan na natin ang ka-ipokrituhan, Father. Hindi namin sinasamba ang Presidente. Nawalan lang kayo ng saysay sa amin kasi ang simbahan sana ang dulugan o refuge ng mga naaapi at mahihirap. Kaso, karamihan sa inyo naging ganid na. Sino ba ang pinagdadasal ninyo? Yung mga mismong criminal at magnanakaw sa gobyerno. Kaya andito kami, tumatayo sa aming sarili para baguhin ang bansa.

This is the emphatic response of Atty. Bruce Rivera to Fr. Echano who said they are troubled because the people’s attention were drawn to the photo gallery rather than the killing.

On Sunday, churchgoers attending the “Simbang Gabi” were greeted with illuminated graphic images showing the victims of alleged extrajudicial killings in the Redemptorist Baclaran Church drawing mixed reactions on social media.

You may refer below the statement of Fr. Echano to understand where Atty. Rivera’s anger is coming from.

Atty. Rivera opened his viral Facebook post with an all caps one-word question for emphasis :

NABAGABAG?

Atty. Rivera slammed Fr. Echano for questioning the faith of the Catholics and insinuating that the Duterte supporters, who are Catholics, have put their reverence of Duterte ahead of God.

Ang aga mong binwiset ang araw ko, Fr. Katoliko ka ba talaga o sadyang mangmang lang? At sino nagsabi na dini-Diyos namin si Duterte. Una sa lahat, alam namin na hindi siya perpektong tao. Pero hangad namin ang kanyang perpektong pagmamahal sa bayang Pilipinas. Makasalanan ang Presidente namin gaya ng pagiging makasalanan ng bawat taong sumusuporta sa kanila.

“Kayo na lang po ang malinis. Kayo na lang po ang walang sala. Sa inyo na din po ang langit. Kunin niyo na. Take it!!! Take it!!!!” Atty. Rivera told Fr. Echano in sarcastic tone.

Atty. Rivera said that its true that the people are already immune to the killings. Likewise, he asked Fr. Echano if he is not immune yet to the killings like the Mendiola massacre, Hacienda Luisita massacre and other killings that occurred during the administration of both Aquinos.

Totoo. Hindi na kami nababagabag sa killings. Bruha ka, hindi ka na ba sanay? Mendiola massacre. Hacienda Luisita massacre. SAF 44. Lumad killings. Random killings due to rampant criminality in the past years. Nyeta, sa Baclaran ka nakatira, Father!!! Sa balwarte mo pa lang, madami na ang nabiktima dyan kung nauubusan ng pambatak ang mga adik.

Atty. Rivera said he is perplexed why Fr. Echano is so angry at drug-related killings yet he did not anger against children who were molested, murder victims like farmers, lumads, the poor and women.

And speaking of killings, hindi mo ba alam na kung minomolestya ang isang bata, parang pinapatay mo na din ang kanyang kasarinlan. At madami ang naging biktima ng patayan. Magsasaka, babae, lumad, mga mahirap, mga bayani. Eh bakit sa drug killings lang kayo tila galit????

He told Fr. Echano to stop being a hypocrite.

Tigilan na natin ang ka-ipokrituhan, Father. Hindi namin sinasamba ang Presidente. Nawalan lang kayo ng saysay sa amin kasi ang simbahan sana ang dulugan o refuge ng mga naaapi at mahihirap. Kaso, karamihan sa inyo naging ganid na. Sino ba ang pinagdadasal ninyo? Yung mga mismong criminal at magnanakaw sa gobyerno. Kaya andito kami, tumatayo sa aming sarili para baguhin ang bansa.

Atty. Rivera left a courageous parting word for Fr. Echano contemplate during the holidays.

Kasi, sa totoo lang. Kayo ang duwag sa pagbabago. O baka nagduduwag-duwagan lang kayo. Kasi sa tunay na pagbabago, baka wala kayong delihensya.

Atty. Rivera’s facebook post was published today, December 21, 2016 at 9 AM and has generated more than 800 shares since it was posted.

Fr. Echano is rector of the National Shrine of our Mother of  Perpetual Help Baclaran Redemptorist Church.

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Source: Bruce V. Rivera

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