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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Prayle (Friar): A Poem

In the October 7, 1997 issue of the Philippine Daily Inquirer, a poem in written in Tagalog was published as a paid advertisement. The poem's title Prayle (Friar in English) attacks members of the clergy who seem to be very fond of meddling in Philippine politics.


Here is a scanned image of the poem:


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24 comments:

  1. Hindi man prayle ang tawag sa kanila sa ngayon pero nangyayari pa rin sa 'ting lipunan ang ganito..tsk tsk.. sabagay tao pa rin naman sila subalit hindi pa rin ito dahilan upang magmalabis sila sa kanilang kapangyarihan sa lipunan...

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  2. they are still here.. believe it or not, they are clothe in white pretending to be good doers...

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  3. wow, intersting, hope to see one :)

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  4. truth be told... the truth will set us free!

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  5. Same old story, hanggang ngayon ang mga prayle ,nangengelam pa rin sa politika at sa gobyerno

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  6. Wala na ngang separation ng church at state dahil pati gobyerno pinakikialaman ng simbahan.

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  7. Sadly, this holds true even today. :(

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  8. I can bravely say - totoo ito! Nangyayari parin ito sa ating lipunan.

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  9. I agree with Tess. Ganun pa rin ngayon :(

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  10. Kaya nga buti nandyan si Carlos Celdran.

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  11. I don't get it why the church always meddle with the things that has to do with the state while were already in the 21st century.

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  12. This is still an obvious truth -- They may not be called Friars now, but they still exist in our churches today. I just hope that these 'believers of God' would actually do what they preach, and not be so hypocritical.

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  13. There will always be bad elements in every sector of society. Bad ways are never really gone, they just reinvent themselves.

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  14. true true. until today.. yup.. hahahaha.. influencers... some big names in their sectors are seen more on rich and elite parties than doing outreach and serving the helpless... :-)

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  15. Friars are still here. They are here to stay whether we like it or not. They are just reinventing the wheel trying to blend up with the society.

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  16. even in the old times, uso na talaga ang pulitika lalong higit sa simbahan kaya nga pinatay si Rizal.

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  17. Very creative. I just hope not to see any of them.

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  18. di ko pa rin ma-gets kung bakit hanggang ngayon nahihirapan magseparate ang state at church.
    pero we don't get to see poems like this in papers anymore..

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  19. Poems like these should me advertised more often.

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  20. this is #1 reason why I hate politics. and unfortunately it affected my faith. I don't attend mass anymore simply because I don't look at priest the same way as before, I hate it when I hear them preach tapos puros politics naman topic or gumagawa din naman ng mali... ;(

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  21. kahit dati, nangyayari pa rin ito. wala pa din pagbabago :(

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  22. This is a really nice poem. Nakakalungkot lang na 1997 pa 'to pero applicable pa rin hanggang ngayon.

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