Thursday, April 21, 2011

RH Bill Debate: Baguio Priest to Rep. Risa Hontiveros-Baraquel, "Ang ganda-gandang babae niya...pero ang pangit-pangit ng stand niya."

A sermon of a Baguio Cathedral priest rather went controversial when he threw a remark on Reproductive Health (RH) Bill supporter, former Akbayan party-list Rep. Risa Hontiveros-Baraquel.

A screen capture of Risa Hontiveros-Baraquel's RH Bill Video

"Ang ganda-gandang babae niya...pero ang pangit-pangit ng stand niya, Risa Hontiveros," the priest reportedly said during a mass.

A few moments later, he ordered the church-goers to stop hearing the mass and leave if they support the RH Bill.

"Kung meron nakikimisa dito pero pro-RH bill… Please, go out. It's useless," the priest said.

"What is this mass for if you are pro-RH bill? What is going to Church for if you're pro-RH bill?," he added.

In an interview by ABS-CBN, the ex-representative said she was shocked by the statements of the priest.

“Nakaka-shock, nakakalungkot, nakakagalit. Can’t they let people worship in peace? Mahal na araw pa naman ngayon."

“Don't use the pulpit, which belongs to all the lay people, as attack vantage point,” Hontiveros-Baraquel told ABS-CBN.

Recent reports say the priest has apologized to the former legislature but he was firm in stand to send RH bill supporters out of church.

Here's a related video on Youtube, courtesy of "PINASISM6":