MANILA, Feb. 10, 2011â€”A Catholic bishop called on whistleblower Heidi Mendoza to decline an offer for her to work for President Benigno Aquino III.
Cotabato Auxiliary Bishop Jose Colin Bagaforo said that joining the Aquino administration is not a prudent move and could trigger misinterpretation.
For instance, he said, some people might accuse her of being used to destroy the image of the past administration.
The prelate called on the former state auditor to just work in the private sector to avoid wrong suspicion on her intention to expose alleged anomalies in the Armed Forces of the Philippines.
â€œIt will not appear good. It would be better for her to remain as a whistleblower and avoid impression that sheâ€™s being used by some politicians,â€ Bagaforo said over church-run Radyo Veritas.
Aquino earlier said he offered Mendoza â€œseveral optionsâ€ in his administration when they met last Monday.
But the President refused to reveal the positions he offered to the whistleblower.
For retired Bishop Teodoro Bacani, it would be up to Mendoza whether to accept Aquinoâ€™s job offer or not. (CBCPNews)