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PCCI’s Dee ‘scolds’ CBCP head

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By Joel Guinto
First Posted 19:44:00 10/29/2008

MANILA, Philippines — The chairman emeritus of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) claimed to have reprimanded Jaro Archbishop Angel Lagdameo over the phone over reports he called for a change in government due to allegations of massive corruption.

Recalling his conversation with Lagdameo, PCCI chairman emeritus Donald Dee said he told the archbishop: “One statement you made that we cannot accept and will never accept is that we need a new government.”

“Your statement is creating havoc, it divides the people. We did not create this recession. We were just dragged into this,” Dee said he told the CBCP president.

“Beyond that, let me say this very clearly archbishop, that business, we businessmen, need a calm environment to work in. With your statement, you can see that some groups with different agenda are moving,” he told reporters at the Palace, in an interview arranged by Press Secretary Jesus Dureza.

Dee said Lagdameo told him he was referring to preparations for the 2010 general elections.

The business leader said he asked Lagdameo to issue a rejoinder to which the prelate reportedly: “I will try to do it.”

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