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Dureza: Even God has a sense of humor

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By Joel Guinto
First Posted 16:32:00 11/18/2008

MANILA, Philippines — Press Secretary Jesus Dureza made light of his prayer that put President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on the spot during a Cabinet meeting on Tuesday, saying even God has a sense of humor.

Arroyo covered her face with her hand, looking embarrassed, after Dureza said in his prayer that she continue leading the country “even
beyond” the end of her term in 2010.

Dureza said he was “drowned out” and actually said that the President could serve beyond 2010 “in her personal and private capacity.”

“I’d like to do a light prayer. I’m sure God, the Lord, has a lot of sense of humor. My whole prayer was in that context,” Dureza told a news conference in the Palace after the meeting.

“Everyone thought it was a slip on my part. It was a light prayer. It was my own prayer to the Lord,” he said.

Dureza said Arroyo had a “good laugh” over her prayer, adding, “We’re too serious sometimes.”

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