Sara Duterte slams CBCP's Soc Villegas: Your group is sadly a bunch of delusional hypocrites

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte | Archbishop Socrates Villegas |

Presidential daughter and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte rebuked and lambasted Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) president Archbishop Socrates Villegas for writing a letter to the late Jaime Cardinal Sin that said her father, President Rodrigo Duterte, "singlehandedly defaced the memory" of the 1986 EDSA Revolution. 


"My father perfectly understood what the spirit of EDSA is, otherwise, he would not have told me to never forget that night of 31 years ago. And I now believe that he understands it better than you do," Sara said in a statement.



"You preach about freedom as if you invented it, as if it is your gift to us. Let me tell you what freedom is. It is to live a life that is free from your selective moral standard. This is what the meaning of EDSA is," he added.

In a statement, Sara said Villegas is much worse than Duterte for failing to acknowledge the country's problems even before her dad won the presidency.



Archbishop Socrates Villegas | President Rodrigo Duterte |


"Unfortunately for you Archbishop Villegas, this is not a biased commentary on your letter to the dead because I am not a fan of President Duterte," she said. 



"But you are truly, madly, deeply worse than a hundred President Dutertes," she added. 

Sara argued that the problems of the nation did not start during her father's term.


She said that from 1986 until before her father assumed office, the Philippines "has been hounded by corruption, crime, territorial war of gangs and druglords, extrajudicial killings, narco politics, terrorism, protracted rebellion, abuse of power in government, political bickering and the entry of foreign mafias."




"It surely did not start when President Duterte took office," she said.


Sara also said Villegas is a hypocrite because he failed to see why the people voted for Duterte who promised to get rid of illegal drugs, crime, and corruption. 


"All you desired was to put into power a leader who walks and talks like you -- someone who is definitely not Rodrigo Duterte. When your friend failed as a President, I cannot remember you calling it the rape of EDSA. You just swept it under your glitzy rugs and you moved on, back to business -- back to acting as if you can save us all from hell," she said. 


Archbishop Socrates Villegas

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"I recently read a letter to the late Cardinal Sin by Archbishop Soc Villegas and I was so disturbed by the rant that I decided take out my pen from retirement and practice once again the only talent that I have, writing. 



On the evening of February 25, 1986, I was playing in dreamland when my father interrupted my slumber and told me to get dressed because we have to go downtown. 


While we were hudled in the car, he told us, "Timan-i ninyo ning gabhiona ni. Ayaw ninyo kalimti." 





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I have a memory of myself standing on the stairs of the San Pedro church bell tower, listening to the incessant ringing of the bells. I did not understand what was happening, but I surmised that it must be something very important because my father had to get me out of bed to watch cheering and partying adults on the streets.


Fast forward to 2017 and I would now say that the celebration of the 1986 EDSA revolution is important but only to commemorate what we did for our country on a certain period in our history. 



I find it hard to understand why this bloodless revolution has become the standard definition of freedom for our country and this standard is forced down our throats by a certain group of individuals who think they are better than everyone else. These are the elite and their friends, including Archbishop Villegas. 



Archbishop Socrates Villegas



Oh, dear Archbishop. How dare you say that my father has singlehandedly defaced the memory of the EDSA revolution. 

Since 1986 and until seven months ago, I remember that our nation has been hounded by corruption, crime, territorial war of gangs and druglords, extrajudicial killings, narco politics, terrorism, protracted rebellion, abuse of power in government, political bickering and the entry of foreign mafias. 



It surely did not start when President Duterte took office. 


He won the Presidency precisely because you ignored what was wrong with this world. All you desired was to put into power a leader who walks and talks like you -- someone who is definitely not Rodrigo Duterte.


When your friend failed as a President, I cannot remember you calling it the rape of EDSA. You just swept it under your glitzy rugs and you moved on, back to business -- back to acting as if you can save us all from hell.


Your group is sadly a bunch of delusional hypocrites. While all of you were up there riding high on your horses, you failed to notice that many of us down here empathize with what Rodrigo Duterte is saying because it is the hard truth. It is truly without the air of hyprocrisy that we smell from your kind. 


How dare you call us pimps of the EDSA spirit and yet it is you who cannot accept what has happened to our country since 1986. 



How dare you say that we are trying to prostitute the meaning of EDSA. 


My father perfectly understood what the spirit of EDSA is, otherwise, he would not have told me to never forget that night of 31 years ago. And I now believe that he understands it better than you do. 


You preach about freedom as if you invented it, as if it is your gift to us. Let me tell you what freedom is. It is to live a life that is free from your selective moral standard. This is what the meaning of EDSA is.


Unfortunately for you Archbishop Villegas, this is not a biased commentary on your letter to the dead because I am not a fan of President Duterte.


But you are truly, madly, deeply worse than a hundred President Dutertes."


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13 Comments

  1. You are 101% correct madam Sarah, continue the battle against the groups who say that our dear president ruins the spirit of Edsa. Infact, it is the group of Villegas and the elite hypocrites like him who are wrecking the spirit of Edsa. That's why they want to stay in power.

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  2. Parang balik tanaw lng sa kasaysayan ng pinas..kaya galit c rizal sa mga prayle n ngpapangap n banal ngunit cla ang tunay n diablo.bkit?ngaun n my presidente na itinutuwid ang liko likong ginawa ng mga naunang presidente pg tapos ni makoy at d umaayon sa knila ay puro batikos ang inaabot kaya mas pinipili ngaun ng ibang pinoy sa ibat ibang relihion ay dahil sa mga swapang at sakim na mga ito.matanong ko anua ang ngawa ng simbahan sa mga tao pra maalis s khirapan,cla ang ngsiyaman at tayo ang nghirap 31 yrs.after EDSA ano na ba tayo ngaun? I was part of it ngunit ngaun ngsisisi na dahil imbes umangat ay nluklok tayo sa impyerno dahil sa mga oligarko at simbahan n pinamunuan ng mga banal na mgnanakaw.mgbigay kayo ng ngawa nyo para sa mga mahihirap natin kababayan...kahit isa lng

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    1. Buti pa un tinatawag nila diktador may nagawa... Hangang ngaun napapakinabangan PADIn ng taong bayan!!after 1986 Edsa revolution .. anyare sa bayan natin!??? Diba nagka Letche. Letche.

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  3. Very well said and Thank you Sarah our next president...

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  4. Very well said. . ."the elite and oligarch who think they are better than everyone else"! They are really the delusional bunch of hypocrites!

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  5. Correct Madam,,edsa 1986 means democracy for corruption..

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  6. Bulls eye. Villegas is a retarded wolf in sheep's clothing, bunch of hypocritical imbeciles.

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  7. For everyone & anyone, surely Rizal was right. The pen is mightier than the sword.

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  8. Very well said mayor Sara but to my observation the yearly celebration of EDSA is no longer a treat to our present government, alam niyo bakit? GISING NA and karamihan sa katotohanan na gawa yun ng mga dilawan LP sa pagpatalsik Kay president Marcos kasama any mga oligarchs. Ngayon nakabalik na ang mga Marcos sa pamahalaan, ibig sabihin tanggap na cla sa taong bayan. Mula nakaupo si pangulo duterte pa konti konti na lang ang sumama sa EDSA celebration at Hindi na rin nakinig ang mga karamihan na Catholico sa panawagan ng mga pari at obispo lalo na noong nakaraang election na iboto ang 8 derecho,nakita natin na wala maski isa na nanalo. Ngayon ang hot issue na I sermon nang mga pari at obispo ang pag taksil ni pangulo duterte sa ating bansa na gamitin nila ang issue para ma impeach ang pangulo. Dito ako nakatutok kung kaya ba nila ma impeach.

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  9. Very well said Mayor Sara Duterte. Spot on. I take my hat off to you Mayor Sara. Put these Oligarch , Villegas Group and the elite hypocrites to the place where they belong. They are Power and Money Hungry Manipulators. They're disgusting creature. They are the hindrance to our country's success. Long Live President Rodrigo Duterte. May our dear Lord continue to protect and bless him.

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  10. paano ipapaliwanag ng mga pare na habang sila ay kumakain ng mga ma sasarap at habang sila ay gumagawa ng kasalanan // sa labas ng matataas na bagod na may mga ma hihirap na di man lang ma kakain ng tatlong beses sa isang araw kahit kailan di ko ma intindihan ito at kung mag puna ka u parang ka u na ang pinaka malinis na tao sa buong mundo .

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