Wednesday, March 24

Bro. Mike Velarde "requested" to move C5 road and earned ₱1.2 billion?!

Oh, so even Bro. Mike Velarde made money off the controversial C5 road extension project, eh? I was surprised for a bit when I read this at first, but when I took the time to really think about it, it's not that surprising.

from Philstar:
MANILA, Philippines - Bro. Mariano “Mike” Velarde has admitted requesting the government to move the position of the C-5 Road so that it would only cause minimal damage to his property. Velarde was said to have earned P1.2 billion for road right-of-way on his 14-hectare Amvel property. 
He reportedly said that it was his right to receive the money because he is the owner of the 14-hectare property. The El Shaddai leader said that this information was only being released now “because it is only now that I am being asked.”
It's quite sad that even religious leaders are now dabbling in politics(Velarde is currently running as a party-list representative)... using their considerable influence to sway their members to vote for whoever they endorse. Naturally, the politicians would try to be on these religious leaders' good side, pandering shamelessly to them.

Personally, I find this disgusting... what does influence peddling have to do with the gospel of Jesus Christ? I hope Bro. Mike Velarde and his ilk remember the bible's admonishment in 1 Timothy 6:10 that "the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil".

More here.


Liza 23:51  

Just another money-hungry charlatan. There's a special place in hell for people who use other people's sincere faith to make money.

Anonymous,  23:00  

Another fake "man of God", how terrible.

Anonymous,  18:57  

I feel quite disgusted by this. He may have started with good intentions but men's hearts can get darkened in time. Plus i do not understand how the official "Catholic" Church has allowed this to happen for so long..

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