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PEDOHILIA AND THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IN THE PHILLIPINES

The Phillipines - a country controlled by the Catholic Church - has some of the worst child pedophilia and murder in the world.

Unlike places like America, in the Phillipines, the claims of child sexual abuse and worse are never acknowledged. Prosecutions of priests alleged to have committed sexual abuse are extremely rare in Asia's largest Catholic nation.



Some alleged victims say they have been pressured not to file charges and were paid money in exchange for their silence.

Imelda* was 15 years old when she says the priest in her village sexually assaulted her.

"After he kissed me on the forehead, he hugged me," she recalled. "It was really painful. Why did he do that to me?"

She says that when her family discovered she had reported the incident to the police, they beat her.

"They actually beat me to the point that I was afraid to go home. They were angry with me. They were telling me that what I did was wrong. They treated me like a stray dog because of what I did, because I filed a case," she says.

Then she claims a man and a woman from the church gave her $150 to drop the charges. Her case never went to court.

The President of the Phillipines., Rodrigo Duterte has publically admitted he was molested by a priest when he was 15. He even went on a whole tirade about the Catholic Church in the Phillipines after they criticized him for his death squads. Here is what he said, it's pretty revealing:

“You expose me, fine. I expose you. Why? When you commit mistakes it's OK, but when we do, no? Bullshit. That’s stupid,” President Rodrigo said during a speech to newly-promoted police officers.

Duterte, who revealed in 2015 that he was molested by a priest when he was young in an act of “sexual awakening,” but did not file a complaint for fear of “what would happen,” said Catholic priests had their skeletons in the closet.



“You asked for it. If you want a showdown, then let's have a showdown. You mend your ways. If you cannot even give justice to the small boys that you have molested in the past, you do not have that moral ascendancy to lecture [me] on what to do. Sanctity of life? You're enjoying your worth,” he said, as quoted by The Philippine Star.

“When we were young, I talked to cabinet members. When we were making confessions to you, we were being molested,” he added.

“What will you do with the homosexuality in your seminaries? What have you done to the children there?... Mga le**e kayo [You fools],” he said.

“You are in palaces while your faithful are in squatters areas and then you talk about sanctity? Look at your mirror.

“What is your moral ascendancy in the Philippines? Religion? What is the meaning of it? You do not help us. You just keep on taking,” he concluded.

During his speech to police officers, Duterte also lambasted the failure of the Church to truthfully explain how donations in the country – in which about 80 percent of the population are Catholic – had been used.

“What did the church do? The Catholic Church earns millions every week all throughout the Philippines. There are many churches. Where is the people's money?” the president wondered.

“We explain how we use our funds to the people. You? Priests and bishops, you wear fancy clothes, you have vehicles. What did your church do? You count money instead of going around the neighborhoods."