The use of the term “extrajudicial killings” is recklessly used by critics of President Rodrigo Duterte to condemn this government, said the international televangelist Bro. Eli Soriano.
“Which is more evil: criminals are being killed or criminals are being cuddled?” asked the international televangelist Bro. Eli Soriano in his latest article published via ControversyExtraordinary.com on October 15 this year.
The Ang Dating Daan host and blogger referred to an article by a California-based Catholic Filipino, who described that what is happening in the Philippines is evil because of extra-judicial killings.”
“Have these Catholic priests and members bravely spoken also in the past against these drug perpetrators?” wrote Bro. Eli in the blog entry with titled “For the Sake of Fairness and Logic”.
Bro. Eli went on to raise that the self-righteous, such as some members of the Catholic faith, speak little against drug addiction and their perpetrators during the previous regimes.
“Why are these self-righteous talkatives silent when drug addicts killed their young, their parents, their relatives and even authorities, who sacrifice their lives to arrest these criminals, that wrought havoc not only to the entire nation but also to the entire world?” wrote Bro. Eli using the nom de plume, Mr. Controversy.
Not all Sins are Pardonable
The Bible did mention that not all sins or transgressions are pardonable, according to Bro. Eli. “There are sins when committed intentionally do not merit mercy.” The quoted verse was 26-27 of Chapter 10 of the Book of Hebrews.
He wrote that God did not forgive the angels that transgressed against Him. Bro. Eli quoted the Second Book of Peter, Chapter 2, Verse 4.
Why only now?
But why only now, Bro. Eli asked, all the criminalities associated with drugs are being exposed and highlighted. “Must it mean that there are those who pay the media to sensationalize the alleged “extrajudicial killings” to unseat Duterte?”
“[And] must it mean also that the ‘silence’ that have passed and that the ongoing ‘noise’ now are orchestrated by these same people playing their instruments under the baton of those who profit most in drugs?”
Bro. Eli also asserted that if one is thinking, they will ask one or two of these questions.
He further explained the reason of his questioning was “for the sake of justice and fairness” since the Senate probe have yielded no evidence to indict President Duterte on allegations of extrajudicial killings.
Not a Duterte Apologist
Bro. Eli also reiterated that he does not blog to defend the former Davao Mayor turned President, “I am reiterating … that I am not in defense of President Duterte!”
He had earlier responded to critics of his articles who accused him of defending the drug-related killings allegedly committed by the government in its war against illegal drugs. Bro. Eli wrote this via his entry “Natural Brute Beasts to be Taken and Destroyed.”
The hashtag used for the Twitter chat for the latest article was #BeFairAndLogical.
Written by: Ma. Therese Quita
Illustration by: Paulo Gaviola