Bishop shakes off Duterte’s drug claims, says not even ‘maintenance’ medication
November 27, 2018
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THE Catholic bishop whom Duterte linked to illegal drug activities denied the allegation, saying that he was doing the opposite, which was helping rehabilitate people addicted to drugs.
“No, sir, I’m not into drugs of any sort, whether illegal or illegal. Never been,” Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David posted in his Facebook account.
David said he has “partnered with the anti-drug abuse councils or offices of the local government units of Caloocan, Malabon and Navotas.”
David also said that he was healthy unlike Duterte, whom he twice described as a “sick” person saying, “Thank God I am not even taking any maintenance drugs yet. I only take vitamins with fruit shake blended with malunggay in the morning.”
The President’s latest tirade against the bishop comes barely a week after Duterte accused David of stealing Church donations.
David on November 3 asked the faithful to pray for Duterte after mocking the Catholic tradition of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day.
“I think it should (be) obvious to people by now that our country is being led by a very sick man. We pray for him. We pray for our country,” David said. CATHERINE A. MODESTO