Catholic Bishops of the Philippines playing the "Cory" card on Noynoy

Looks like the men in robes are starting to play their aces and are starting to deliver the sort of low blows that President Benigno "P.Noy" Aquino III may find difficult to sidestep. After all, governing on a platform built squarely on his Mom and Pop makes him an easy target for the sorts of jabs the Morality Police are wont to dish out...
MANILA, Philippines—Two days before the 15th Congress opens, the Catholic Church hierarchy flexed its political influence and asked President Benigno Aquino III to reject a revived reproductive health bill and to put a stop to sex education in schools beginning fifth grade.

In a lengthy pastoral statement issued Saturday, the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines reminded Mr Aquino of his mother, the late president Corazon Aquino's "moral legacy" as it called on him to reject any proposal promoting artificial contraceptives.

Checkmate, Mr President.


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