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Aquino has message for Novaliches bishop: ‘Judge not, lest you be judged’

President Benigno Aquino III and Budget Secretary Butch Abad

President Benigno Aquino III has some interesting message to Novaliches Bishop Emeritus Teodoro Bacani on Wednesday after the latter called for Budget Secretary Butch Abad’s resignation.

“Judge not lest you be judged.”

Bacani on Tuesday urged Abad to resign after his name was persistently dragged in the pork barrel scam controversy.

“[So] pag bukas binanggit ako ni [Janet Lim] Napoles dapat ba sibakin na rin ako? Ang hirap naman yata nun,” Aquino said.

Bacani said Napoles and whistleblower Benhur Luy already tagged Abad in the scam, which makes the evidence against him strong.

Aquino, however, said an accusation is not proof.

“Lahat tayo under our laws may presumption of innocence at maglabas ng pruweba,” he said.

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