The dean of the San Beda College of Law Fr. Ranhilio Aquino disagreed to the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) after they made SenatorLeila de Lima as its primary advocate of human rights. Fr. Aquino expressed his opinion in choosing De lima who is the hot seat right now for her involvement in Bilibid drugs. Lately, De Lima was at the CBCP Chapel in Manila on Monday. She speaks at a mass for Option for Life in celebration of the World Day Against Death Penalty.
“Why not invite a moral theologian? Why not invite an international law expert? Why de Lima at a time that she is under fire? The priests could have made a better choice,” Fr. Aquino said. “There are others who could have been invited to speak against the death penalty,” Fr. Aquino added. De Lima also visited different schools, probably to get sympathy from the religious leaders, students, and advocates. She explained her stance about the controversies throwing at her. Delima also got some supports and new allies. She said it gives her hope to continue and not to quit. [source]
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