PCEC Immensely Offended by Pres. Duterte's Remarks About God, Released an Official Statement

It is not only the Roman Catholic Church who were offended by the recent remarks of Pres. Rody Duterte about creation, the Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches (PCEC) were immensely offended also by the President remarks that God and the Bible's teachings on creation are "stupid."


The Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches (PCEC) is an organization of more than seventy Evangelical and Mainline Protestant churches, and more than 210 para-church organizations in the Philippines. It is a member of the World Evangelical Alliance and considered as the third largest faith group in the Philippines after the Catholic Church and Islam with an estimated 11 million adherents as of 2011.

According to PCEC they completely finds it completely inappropriate for Pres. Duterte to derisively curse at the God of the Christian faith, who is deeply worshipped not only by a majority of Filipinos but also by a vast number of peopel from all over the world.



The organization even cited the Preamble of the 1987 Constitution that recognized the Filipino people's reliance on the aid of the Almighty God. The objection of PCEC to the religious insult of Pres. Duterte also stems from the democratic principles of our country.

Here's the Official Statement of the PCEC:

We, the Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches (PCEC), as firm believers in God and in the Bible as His inspired Word, are immensely offended by President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s remarks that God and the Bible’s teachings on creation are “stupid” at the National Information and Communications Technology Summit, which was held last June 22, 2018 in Davao City.

PCEC finds it completely inappropriate for our nation’s President to derisively curse at the God of the Christian faith, who is deeply worshipped not only by a majority of Filipinos but also by a vast number of people from all over the world. The Preamble of the 1987 Constitution even recognizes the Filipino people’s reliance on the aid of the Almighty God.



PCEC’s objection to the religious insult of President Duterte also stems from the democratic principles of our country. In view of the diversity of faith traditions in our society, every Filipino is mandated to respect other faith convictions. History teaches us that religious intolerance can lead to animosity and violent conflict. PCEC therefore denounces insulting another person’s religion, which sadly, the President has on several occasions demonstrated.

We therefore appeal to President Duterte to refrain from issuing insulting statements against the Christian faith. We appeal to the President, as the foremost leader of a nation that is by nature religious, to instead lead in fostering respect toward different religious beliefs.

We also urge President Duterte to hold dialogues with the leaders of different Christian traditions and build better understanding with a segment of our society whose primary concern is the spiritual and moral uprightness of our nation.

We call on all Evangelical Christians in our country to continue in fervent prayer for President Duterte and his administration that they may be able to lead our nation with the knowledge, wisdom and righteousness that come from God.



8 “They scoff and speak with malice;
loftily they threaten oppression.
9 They set their mouths against the heavens,
and their tongue struts through the earth.
10 Therefore his people turn back to them,
and find no fault in them.
(ESV) 18 Truly you set them in slippery places;
you make them fall to ruin.
19 How they are destroyed in a moment,
swept away utterly by terrors!
20 Like a dream when one awakes,
O Lord, when you rouse yourself, you despise them as phantoms.”
Psalm 73

For the Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches:
Bishop Noel A. Pantoja
National Director
Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches-
Philippine Relief and Distribution Services
June 25, 2018

Source: Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches Official Website

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