THE PALATINO DOCTRINE

        Kabataan party-list Rep. Raymond Palatino wants to ban religious symbols and the holding of religious ceremonies in government offices, citing the provisions on freedom of religion in the Constitution. He has proposed a bill titled “Religious Freedom in Government Offices Act.” The bill seeks to empower heads of offices and departments to strictly follow the constitutional provision on the freedom of religion in the exercise of their official functions, and in the use of government facilities and property. The constitutional provision asserts the republican and secular nature of the state, such that although laws could be religious in … Continue reading THE PALATINO DOCTRINE

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Church execs slam Palatino’s House bill

CATHOLIC church officials expressed objections to the bill that requires government offices to follow the constitutional provision on the freedom of religion. The Dilaab Foundation, a church-based group, described the bill as “short-sighted, discriminatory and un-Filipino.” Fr. Carmelo Diola of Dilaab said House Bill 6330 or the Religious Freedom in Government Offices Act, filed by Kabataan Party-list Rep. Raymond Palatino, “seeks to relegate religion and the church into the purely private sphere, making them irrelevant in public life.” Cebu Archbishop Emeritus Ricardo Cardinal urged congressmen to consult the people before making laws, especially those concerning religion. Archbishop Emeritus Oscar Cruz … Continue reading Church execs slam Palatino’s House bill

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ANTI-CHRIST solon wants ‘Jesus Christ” vanished from government offices

PALATINO: No more religious icons in government offices CATHOLICS: Son of Lucifer! Manila, Philippines –  A party-list lawmaker is seeking to ban religious symbols and the holding of religious ceremonies in government offices, citing the provisions on freedom of religion in the Constitution. Kabataan party-list Rep. Raymond Palatino, in filing a measure titled “Religious Freedom in Government Offices Act,” said his bill seeks to empower heads of offices and departments to strictly follow the constitutional provision on the freedom of religion in the exercise of their official functions, and in the use of government facilities and property. “The constitutional provision … Continue reading ANTI-CHRIST solon wants ‘Jesus Christ” vanished from government offices

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