CBCP becoming the real 'dictator' and modern 'Padre Damaso'

June 27, 2017| Tuesday

Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) President Archbishop Socrates Villegas issued a statement against fake news saying that it is a “sin” for offending the “orientation of the human intellect to the truth” and for hindering a person “from making right and sound decisions.” Netizen Van Ybiernas opines that Villegas has his right to his opinion as long as he represents himself in that opinion.


However, having issued those fake news sentiments as that of the CBCP, Ybiernas expresses that Villegas is making his position in the CBCP “political”. Ybiernas underlines that there is a difference between individual action from institutional action. In the case of the fake news statement, Ybiernas implies that it was Villegas’ views projected as that of CBCP in order to exert larger influence.

Being against fake news is, as Ybiernas explains, Villegas’ right. For Ybiernas, he views fake news as the “weapon of the weak”, and if anyone is to challenge that view, then it is fine with him. However, Villegas had taken it upon himself to name sites he believes produces fake news which Ybiernas exclaims as the bishop having “crossed the line”.


1 comment:

  1. Irrespective of the fact that claims were made about the fake news there will be people who would still trust it rather than the actual person.