Fr. Roderick, an Aglipayan priest, impregnated a graduating high school student and advised her to have an abortion because he could not marry a teenage girl not only that he is a priest but the people around them would have some gossips about him.
Netizens said that Fr. Roderick should quit his job after he was tempted and broke his vow of celibacy.
In a blog post of Mr. Alon Calinao Dy, he said, "there many instances like this that priests became real fathers to their children. But one thing I don't like in this story is that why a pro-life priest would give an advice to his partner that she should abort the baby. I don't understand that."
A priest should assume his responsibilities as a father to his child and not plan to kill an innocent baby. That would be against his advocacy to promote life.
President Duterte has been a practical leader as he advised everyone to use condoms not only to protect people against sexually trasmitted diseases (STDs) but it also prevents the roots of abortions and evil deeds.