Father Robert Reyes also known as the “running priest” is one of the people who came to the Supreme Court building to show their support to Vice President Leni Robredo who’s fighting for the electoral protest filed by former Senator Bongbong Marcos against her.
Reyes held a vigil since yesterday in Padre Faura near the SC building to give spiritual support to the Vice President and also to her supporters.
In one of his mass, he asked the Supreme Court justices to fear God and not to side in favor of the President who almost act like a supreme being.
“Justices of the Supreme Court, show the Filipino people that you fear the God that created you. The God who gave us the Philippines. The God who created every Filipino. This is the God you should fear. Not any other God. Not the God of Duterte. Not Duterte himself, who closely almost calls himself a God. He is not a God,” Reyes said.
He also mentioned what happened to former Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno who got ousted by her owned colleague via quo warranto, saying that only God should act Supreme and not them.
Reyes insisted that the decision of the Justices to remove Sereno is illegal.
“Justices of the Supreme Court of this land. Only God is Supreme, not you. When you use the quo warranto and legally and unconstitutionally expelled one of your peers, the Chief Justice,” he said.
However, some netizens didn’t like Reyes’ actions, saying that the priest is trying to use God in his political beliefs.
“Ang pagka Alam ko Ang panginoong Jesus ay Hindi nakisama sa politika,, Ang Ginawa Lang Niya ay mangaral Ng banal salita,” Netizen Abbigavril Cristobal said.
“Paano nila nagagawa ang mag celebrate ng banal na misa gayong ang kanilang puso at isipan ay may dala dalang galit,” netizen Vladimir Jaquias said.
Reyes is known for showing his support to the opposition key members like Senator Leila De Lima and former Senator Antonio Trillanes IV and also held a mass for them in the past.