A VISAYAN prelate on Friday urged President Benigno Aquino III to stop attacking his predecessor, Pampanga Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, in his second State of the Nation Address (Sona) on July 25.
Capiz Archbishop Onesimo Gordoncillo said the government should instead file cases in court if it is really committed in resolving alleged anomalies committed by the former President Arroyo.
After assuming office last year, President Aquino immediately launched tirades against Arroyo, whose administration was linked to various shady deals, including the provision of fat bonuses of officials in state-owned corporations.
“That is not the real meaning of Sona,” Gordoncillo said in an article posted at the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) website.
What the country needs is the government’s concrete steps in solving poverty and unemployment, according to the prelate. (Read full story)