[In the news] Philippine prelate refuses to be cowed by threats -UCAN news

Philippine prelate refuses to be cowed by threats

A Philippine bishop who has received death threats for criticizing the government’s bloody narcotics crackdown has vowed to continue speaking out against it.

Bishop Pablo Virgilio David of Kalookan in the Philippine capital Manila said while he fears for his safety, he “fears more for children and the poor victims of this drug war.”
He said the poor have become the most “vulnerable” in the illegal drug trade because of their “desperation and hopelessness.”

The government’s “war against illegal drugs” has become “immoral and unthinkable and so desperate,” the vice president of the bishops’ conference, said.

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