Lipa archbishop: 'Ungodly' laws cause disasters

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 20 2013 10:20 PM | Updated as of Nov 21 2013 10:25 AM

MANILA -- Lipa Archbishop Ramon Arguelles believes that calamities in the country should be a reminder for Filipinos not to forget God.

"Yung nangyayari sa atin, lindol, baha, super typhoon, ay paalala sa atin," he said.

He also believes that the disasters send a message to people.

"Pinapaalaala sa atin na huwag tayong makalimot sa buhay. Even our life, nasa kamay ng Diyos so we better make it meaningful," Arguelles said.

He also claimed that disasters could be the result of "ungodly" laws such as the Reproductive Health (RH) Law.

"Let us not forget him. Inaalis natin siya eh, katulad niyan ginagawang batas ang hindi ayon sa loob ng Diyos. So when we oppose God, we are in danger."

However, the archbishop said Filipinos should be thankful for the generosity and unity that people show in the aftermath of the calamities.

"Katulad ng mga nasalanta, they are closer to God now more than ever and tayo rin at dapat ganyan at sana during better times."

Arguelles said recent calamities should serve as a reminder for people to avoid going against God's rule. -- report from Cesca Joven, TV Patrol Southern Tagalog