CBCP questions Villar's celebrity endorsers, says they're all "womanizers"

The Catholic Church criticized Sen. Manuel Villar Jr. of the Nacionalista Party (NP) for picking celebrity endorsers who known "womanizers," reports ABS-CBNNews.com.

Monsignor Pedro Quitorio, media affairs director of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), said he was not sold on Villar's star endorsers namely Dolphy, Willie Revillame, and Manny Pacquiao. He said it's because three have been identified as womanizers.

Quitorio wondered how voters can support a presidential candidate who is purportedly not putting any value on the issue of morality. He said candidates should get endorsers who are good role models themselves. He asked: "Why should we select a person who is immoral when we want to focus on nation-building?"

NP senatorial bet Adel Tamano defended Villar. He pointed out that it is hard to judge the morals of Dolphy, Revillame and Pacquiao. He also expressed sadness that political mudslinging has gone this low. "Let's not veer away from the election itself," he said.

Tamano said that Villar should be judged based on his qualifications as a leader. Besides, he noted that Villar is not a womanizer.

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