Sunday, October 21, 2018
  • share this

‘We must not remain silent in these trying times’

05:16 AM May 18, 2018

We, members of Damdaming Katoliko sa Teolohiya, view with utter dismay the recent Supreme Court ruling which ousted the sitting chief justice. We are neither for nor against personalities in this issue. We are alarmed by the manner in which this was done. Eight justices of the Supreme Court were responsible for what their dissenting peers described as a “legal abomination,” a “rewriting of the Constitution,” a commission of “seppuku—without honor” and “an impermissible short-cut.” The majority did it despite the preruling manifestation of the 40,000-strong Integrated Bar of the Philippines, the 130 law deans and professors in the country, civil society and human rights groups, and constitutionalists opposing the quo warranto petition filed by the Office of the Solicitor General.

We need to be ever more vigilant in order that the dark forces of evil in our society may not prevail. We cannot and must not remain silent in these trying times. We join our voice together with other Filipinos of goodwill as we exclaim, “We dissent.”


We reaffirm our strong belief and continue to worship the God of truth and justice. For God’s truth and justice are the hope for all of us believers (Isaiah 30:18-19). Despair, dissension and conflict will eventually wither and, through our faith-informed struggles together with other citizens of goodwill, the light of God’s truth will eventually shine in all its splendor. (John 16:33; 1 John 1:5; Revelation 21:3-4)



Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Damdaming Katoliko sa Teolohiya, Supreme Court
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

UST coach Ayo says Rike statement ‘unfair’

October 22, 2018 12:28 AM


Angel Aquino, JC Santos topbill int’l film

October 22, 2018 12:06 AM


DJ Khaled’s carnival-worthy birthday boy

October 22, 2018 12:05 AM

© Copyright 1997-2018 | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.