As presidential spokesman Ignacio Bunye said the other day, Jaime Cardinal Sin, the Archbishop of Manila, has a right to his opinions.

Like everyone else in this earthly paradise called the Philippines, the Cardinal had the right last week to urge President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo to run in 2004. He also had the right to call on the Catholic faithful to mass at EDSA twice, in 1986 and 2001.

He also had the right in 2002 to describe

Prof. Luis V. Teodoro is a former dean of the University of the Philippines College of Mass Communication, where he used to teach journalism. He writes political commentary for BusinessWorld.

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