Speaker Alvarez in a press conference pointed to the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) as being one of the sources of “noise” that could have pulled down the satisfaction and trust rating of the President, per the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey.
Alvarez also added that the Church should clean up its ranks of pedophiles first.
“They should fix their priests first. They have many scandals. There are many pedophiles (among them). They should fix their ranks first. Why don’t they scold their own priests?”The Speaker also added that it was possible that the questions asked of the SWS respondents might have been biased against the President.
“Let us look at whether there is no slant here or if it is being used to say the trust in the President has gone down,” he added.