Did this viral convo between Duterte and Cardinal Tagle on illegal drugs and extra judicial killings really happen?

Sometime in July 2016, Cardinal Tagle paid a courtesy visit to the newly sworn-in President Duterte in Malacanang but the details of the meeting has not been released. [GMA News]

Credits to Imee Callao for the photo.

On Facebook, staunch Duterte supporter Imee Callao posted a brief conversation between PRRD and Cardinal Tagle but it was not clear whether this really happened or just fictional.

Anyway, Callao’s post has gone viral since it has been posted, eliciting a good number of shares, reactions and comments on Facebook.

As of this writing, the post has garnered 2,077 shares, 2,416 reactions and 129 comments.

Convo between PRRD and the good Cardinal

“PRES.DUTERTE TO CARDINAL TAGLE: Your Job is to Educate the Faithful, My Job is to Eradicate Those who are Killing the Faithful”

PRESIDENT : Cardinal Tagle, let me be frank with you. I have no quarrel with religion because religion will not save you. It is God who will decide your fate.

Since your job is to educate the faithful, my job is to eradicate those who are killing the faithful. How can one think about God, honor his father, mother, brothers, sisters and neighbors if he has been affected by drugs ? An addict only thinks of when to get the next fix and if he cannot afford it, he will steal, he will rob your home and even kill just to satisfy his addiction. That is my job – Cardinal, it is not for me, but for the next generation whom I want to see a truly “drug free society” in our country. Can you solve that problem Cardinal ?

CARDINAL : No, I cannot solve the drug problem.

PRESIDENT : Look at the squatters behind your comfort zone, go and try to examine the gravity of the drug problem in this nation caused by the previous government – a total neglect of the human being’s potential to grow and prosper. They destroyed our people – Cardinal, and you remained quiet on that. You should examine your conscience and try to fight this evil within.

CARDINAL : Perhaps I will.

PRESIDENT : You might look at me as a street educated person, a probinsyano, a lowly person who is not educated in Ateneo, but please be reminded that I am elected by more than 16 million Filipinos, while you are just appointed by the Vatican. Let it sink for a moment. Peace be with you Cardinal.

(credit to Carl Espiritu for the share)

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