LOOK: 'Thou shall not kill' banners at Bacolod cathedral

Edgar Escalante and Jude Torres, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Aug 04 2016 11:42 AM | Updated as of Aug 04 2016 05:56 PM

The Bacolod San Sebastian Cathedral has put up tarpaulins to remind the public of the church's stand against taking the life of another.

The words "Thou Shall Not Kill" is written on the two 5 x 10 feet tarpaulins. The tarpaulins also lists acts which the church considers as other forms of killing - drugs, crimes, corruption and poverty, artificial contraceptives, abortion and summary executions.

Rev. Fr. Felix Pasquin, Rector of the San Sebastian Cathedral, said the Diocese of Bacolod decided to put up the tarpaulins amid the spate of reported killings of drug personalities in the country.

Pasquin, however, clarified that this message is directed to the general public and not to specific persons or agencies in the government.

The tarpaulins are to be posted outside the cathedral along the street for a long period of time where people will see the message.

In the meantime, the anti-RH Law tarpaulin remains posted on the facade of the cathedral from the time the said law was passed.

The Diocese of Bacolod has gained public attention when it posted the Team Patay, Team Buhay tarpaulin in 2013 where it included the names of several senatorial candidates who are for and against the RH bill.