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Philippine bishops return donated vehicles

Philippine bishops return donated vehicles

Philippine Roman Catholic bishops embroiled in a scandal involving allegedly inappropriate donations have returned vehicles from the government's charity funds.
Senators questioned the bishops Wednesday in a public inquiry into allegations that some of them received the vehicles as gifts from the government's lotto operator that also runs charity funds.
The donations took place during the administration of former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo who has courted several influential bishops while she faced public protests and fended off several coup attempts on charges of electoral cheating and corruption.
She has denied wrongdoing but has not commented on the scandal.
The bishops have apologized but say they did not break any law.


Updated : 2021-03-02 06:40 GMT+08:00