MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Amid the confusion that greeted the implementation of the Anti-Distracted Driving Act (ADDA), transportation officials reminded Filipino motorists that their “line of sight” should be clear not just of electronic gadgets but also rosaries, small figurines, trinkets, and other accessories that can hinder their view of the road.
Reacting to the rosary ban, the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) has called on all Catholics to gather at the Luneta this coming Sunday to protest what it is calling “government intrusion in religious affairs.”
CBCP President Socrates Villegas reminded the government that there is a constitutional mandate for the separation of church and state.
“We’ve never ever meddled in the affairs of the government, so why should it meddle with ours,” Villegas said.
Perhaps this is just a case of amnesia on the part of the CBCP head?