Philippine Leader Subservient to Church?

Posted: July 14, 2008 in All and Sundry, commentary, current events
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Interesting, interesting. So it’s time to point fingers now? What did he do during his term? Since time immemorial, the Philippine presidency has always been subservient to the Catholic church. That is, I think, our Spanish colonial inheritance. Poor us.

Philippine leader subservient to church on population: Ramos

MANILA (AFP) – – Former Philippine leader Fidel Ramos on Friday hit out at President Gloria Arroyo, accusing her of being subservient to the Roman Catholic Church over population policy.

The attack from the ex-president, an ally of Arroyo, came as he addressed a UN forum on World Population Day.

The Philippines, with a population of about 90 million, has one of the fastest birth rates in Southeast Asia at around 2.3 percent annually, according to the country’s Population Commission. It has been estimated that the figure could hit 100 million within the next seven years.
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