President Rodrigo Duterte, during the Awarding Ceremonies of Presidential Award for Child-Friendly Municipalities and Cities on December 5 at Malacañang Palace, said bishops are better off dead because they are useless and all they do is criticize.
“I never said I do not believe in God. What I said is your God is stupid, mine has a lot of common sense. That’s what I told the bishops,” he said.
“I never said I was an atheist. Well, the presidency is a God-given gift. I am sure God would not have given me the position if I was a b***s***,” he noted.
“I couldn’t have made it in life even the barest that I – before the presidency – without God. Pero itong mga obispo ninyo, patayin ninyo, walang silbi ‘yang mga g******* „yan. All they do is criticize,” he added.