RMP denounces the financing of terrorism rap – Manila Bulletin
The Rural Missionaries of the Philippines (RMP) have denounced the government’s accusations that it funds communist rebels, saying it is only a “demonization” of their missionary works.
In a statement, the Catholic organization said the charges had “negatively affected” its various ministries of sustainable agriculture, education, health, environmental protection and human rights advocacy. man, among others.
“RMP’s missionary work has been seriously hampered by relentless attacks by the state, depriving the poor of much-needed services,” RMP quoted CBCP News as saying.
The Justice Ministry previously charged 16 people, mostly RMP members, including five nuns, with the non-bailable offense of allegedly providing funds to the New People’s Army.
The RMP denied the allegation saying that all of its projects “are well documented, reported and accounted for”. “He complied with the requirements for obtaining funds for their projects, including audits,” he said.
The religious group expressed “serious concerns” for the safety of those charged, with only two already jailed “on other trumped up charges”.
The RMP claimed that the Marcos administration is using “the same playbook” as its predecessor “by demonizing legal democratic organizations” and “putting its members directly at risk”.
Founded in 1969, the RMP is one of the many missionary partners of the Conference of Major Superiors in the Philippines (CMSP), formerly the Association of Major Religious Superiors in the Philippines (AMRSP).
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