[Trending Now] San Beda Law School Dean frowns on CBCP’s Decision To Make De Lima 'Poster Girl' for Human Rights
The Dean of the San Beda College of Law has made it clear that he is against the decision of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the P...
The Dean of the San Beda College of Law has made it clear that he is against the decision of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) to make Senator Leila De Lima as the primary advocate and ambassador of human rights.
Father Ranhilio Aquino frowned upon this decision, especially after a photo of the senator speaking at the pulpit after a mass that was held in the CBCP chapel was posted online.
“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,” Aquino said.
A netizen took his question to Fr. Ranhilio and asked if it was alright for a politician to speak at a chapel for their advocacies and he answered:
“There are others who could have been invited to speak against the death penalty.”
Since attending the mass at the CBCP chapel, De Lima has been visiting prominent Catholic schools in Metro Manila to talk about human rights and the death penalty.
On Thursday, October 6, she was the guest speaker at a democracy and human rights dialogue at St Scholastica’s College in Manila.
On Friday, October 7, she attended a similar forum at the Adamson University, and on Saturday, a “mass for justice and truth” was held for her and victims of injustice at the La Salle Greenhills.
In the coming days, the senator’s office said De Lima has at least 3 more schools to visit.